WNBC-TV cited law enforcement sources. Mr Kelly was reportedly arrested by detectives from the New York Police Department and Homeland Security agents. The 52-year-old R&B singer is expected to be taken to New York with more details expected Friday.
Last month, the former basketball player, pleaded not guilty to 11 sex related charges.
As reported by Fox News, this includes four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.
In 2002, he was indicted on 13 counts of child pornography, but was acquitted of all charges six years later.
A documentary series Surviving R. Kelly aired in January accusing him of multiple cases of sexual abuses, which he denied.
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