R. Kelly’s sales soar after guilty sex trafficking verdict

R. Kelly may be trapped in prison, but “Trapped in the Closet” and a slew of his other hit singles are surging in popularity following his conviction on sex trafficking charges, the New York Post reports.

According to the report, which cites Rolling Stone, the disgraced singer’s album sales have jumped a whopping 517% since a New York jury handed down their guilty verdict on September 27, leading the New York paper to write, “it appears crime plays”.

Kelly, 54, was found guilty of sexual exploitation, bribery, racketeering and sex trafficking involving five victims. He is now facing the prospect of life behind bars.

Many may have guessed that the crimes would cause a cancellation of Kelly’s classic tracks, but the opposite has occurred.

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