After nearly six years of delays, the day has finally arrived.
R. Kelly's staff say he has been looking forward to his day in court. But when he arrived at 9:45 a.m. this morning, he was wearing an apprehensive expression along with his navy suit and blue and red rep tie.
As usual, Kelly made no comments as he marched into the court building with four bodyguards and his business manager Derrell McDavid.
There wasn't much of a crowd waiting for him - just one middle-aged lady protesting what she claims was an unrelated case of police brutality, and a phalanx of press and TV photographers.
But one onlooker, a young white man in denim shorts shouted, "I'm coming out of the closet!" as Kelly whizzed by.