R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of child sex trafficking and racketeering.
U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly delivered the 55-year-old’s sentence in court on Wednesday “after hearing from several survivors who attested to how Kelly’s exploitation reverberated across their lives,” the Associated Press wrote, noting the disgraced singer didn’t address those in attendance.
“You made me do things that broke my spirit. I literally wished I would die because of how low you made me feel. Do you remember that?” asked one survivor who went unnamed, speaking “directly” to a Kelly who “kept his hands folded and his eyes downcast,” per the outlet.
Another victim, who testified during the trial about being sexually assaulted by Kelly as a teen, referred to him as a “pied piper” at his sentencing, per The Daily Beast.