R Kelly will have to make do with chicken instead of turkey on first Thanksgiving since sentencing
R Kelly was slapped with a 30-year prison sentence on June 29 for sexually abusing women and underage girls and boys
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: R Kelly will not have a traditional Thanksgiving this year, it seems. Instead of enjoying delectable turkey, the Grammy winner will have to make do with chicken as he celebrates his first holiday behind bars after receiving a 30-year sentence, Radar Online reported.
The 55-year-old former R&B singer was slapped with a 30-year prison sentence on June 29 for sexually abusing women and underage girls and boys over the years. Kelly was convicted on nine charges, including racketeering and violating the Mann Act, which prevents interstate transportation of women and girls for “immoral purposes.”
The Thanksgiving menu for the Metropolitan Correctional Center obtained by Radar Online revealed that Kelly won't have the typical holiday meat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner this year. The outlet also noted that the prison where R Kelly is serving his time is offering a slew of fun activities for inmates.
As per the prison schedule, the ‘Down low’ singer will start his day with cereal, fruit, and a breakfast cake or milk packet. The lunch will consist of all typical thanksgiving food except turkey and ham, including macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cornbread dressing, and the rather unconventional Thanksgiving chicken, as a replacement for turkey.
To keep the Thanksgiving spirit alive, Kelly and his inmate pals will be able to participate in several fun activities. The prison "will be offering a variety of holiday events, such as a card tournament, art contest, board games, and a walk-a-thon," a spokesperson for MCC told RadarOnline.com. The inmates will also enjoy a delicious thanksgiving dinner including the interesting combination of vegetable lasagna, beet and carrot salad, and a hot dog bun (no dog).
The ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ performer's Thanksgiving will be in stark contrast to Josh Duggar's, who was also sentenced to federal prison this year. Duggar will have turkey breast AND baked ham and can indulge in a day of fun, including movies, popcorn, bingo, and board games, as per another report by Radar Online. The former TLC star was sentenced to 20 years of supervised release, a $10,000 fine, and is ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors during the supervised release. Duggar was found guilty by a jury of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography in December.