R. Kelly, aka, Robert Sylvester Kelly, 52, can’t catch a break anywhere as his continuing saga of legal trouble just gets worse. The most recent blow, a judge marked the singer absent for court and issued a bench warrant for his arrest after declaring Kelly a “no-show” for a mandatory court appearance. Kelly, if he was aware of the pending court date is unable to appear as he has been locked up in Metropolitan Correctional Center in Cook County in Chicago since June for federal sex crime charges, and would have been unable to appear in Minnesota to pile on two more charges of criminal sexual activity. Kelly, who has been moved out of solitary confinement and into the general population in Cook County was granted the condition after his attorney Steven Greenberg claimed his client had been subjected to “cruel and unusual punishment< due in part to his celebrity status. But celebrity status didn't get him a break in Minnesota. Courts regularly require defendants to appear - even when they are already locked up - adding additional legal complications for the accused and compounding their legal woes. Kelly is wanted in Minnesota for engaging in prostitution with someone under 18; and hiring, offering, agreeing to hire someone for sexual contact. Kelly may in the near future face additional state charges in Michigan and Georgia.