July 13th, 2011
03:58 PM ET
He's had a successful career as a singer/songwriter, but is R. Kelly having some difficulty paying his bills?
CNN has confirmed the "I Believe I Can Fly" artist has been named in a $2.9-million foreclosure suit involving his property in Olympia Fields, Illinois.
According to CNN affiliate WBBM CBS 2 Chicago, 11,140 square feet mansion which features six full bathrooms, seven half-baths, and a four-car garage was built 11 years ago.
The station cites a report by Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily that the singer, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has not made a payment on the home since June of last year.
J. P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. filed the suit against the R & B singer last month in Cook County Circuit Court. A source told Crain's that Kelly has not lived in the home for more than a year.
It is the latest in legal woes that have dogged Kelly.
He was indicted in 2002 on charges of producing child pornography after a videotape surfaced that allegedly showed him having sex with an underage girl. He was later acquitted of those charges in 2008.
Last month, TMZ reported that an ex-manager of Kelly's filed suit against him for allegedly refusing to pay him more than $1 million in commissions. The former manager alleges the money was instead used by Kelly to settle with those who had accused the singer of sexual misconduct.
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