R Kelly

According to R. Kelly, he's being punished by being placed on suicide watch in a Brooklyn jail even though he says he's not going to hurt himself.

The disgraced singer just filed a lawsuit, claiming that he is being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he is a celebrity.

According to Kelly, he was put on suicide watch this week because he was not suicidal and had no thoughts of hurting himself or others.

The same thing has happened to him, he says in the docs.

Kelly has been placed in a single cell without bed rails, no showers, no shaving, no toilet paper, and being forced to eat with his hands. It's ironic that inmates on suicide watch don't get mental health care.

Kelly is trying to get money for emotional distress.

The Bureau of Prisons has something to say. Ensuring the safety and security of inmates, staff, and the public is a top priority for the BOP. The treatment of the men and women in our custody is of paramount importance.

We reached out to Heriberto H. Tellez, who was named in Kelly's suit.