R&B superstar R. Kelly was found not guilty on all 14 counts after less than a day of deliberations by the jury.
The verdict ends Kelly’s six-year nightmare of child pornography accusations.
Kelly dabbed his tear stained face with a handkerchief and personally thanked his attorneys.
Within minutes, the Grammy Award winner left the courthouse surrounded by bodyguards.
Without commenting to the press, he climbed into a waiting SUV to freedom as fans screamed and cheered the now-innocent man.
Kelly who grew up on the mean streets of the South Side of Chicago rose from poverty, winning a Grammy for his gospel tinged R&B "I Believe I Can Fly".
Right about now, he probably can.