After failing to make mortgage payments for over a year, Chicago native R. Kelly has been hit with a $2.9-million foreclosure suit on his 11,000-square-foot mansion in the south suburbs, Crain's reports. Why did Kelly stop making the payments? A "person" who is "familiar with the situation" tells Crain's that Kelly stopped paying in an attempt to force the bank to modify his loan. It appears that J. P. Morgan Chase was not amused. This isn't the first time Kelly has been sued since building the Olympia Fields mansion; in 2006, the village sued him for keeping tour buses and dogs at the property, and he was forced to tear down a guardhouse that was built without proper permits. According to the Crain's piece, Kelly hasn't lived in the home for more than a year.
· R. Kelly faces foreclosure on south suburban home [Crain's]
· Complete R. Kelly coverage [Curbed Chicago]