Here is a brief history of the singer's rise and troubles:
Jan. 8, 1967
Born in Chicago on the South Side, Robert Sylvester Kelly was one of five children and grew up in the Ida B. Wells housing complex.
He attends Kenwood Academy in Hyde Park for a time and sang in a Baptist church choir but never graduates. As a teen he brought a portable keyboard to CTA train stops and sings for tips.
Signs a contract with Jive Records and releases "Born into the 90's."
Releases album "12 Play" along with No. 1 single "Bump N' Grind." The album sells 8 million copies.
Kelly helps launch the...