A federal judge has approved R. Kelly to be moved from Chicago to New York City for his sex trafficking trial. According to The AP,  the singer's trial will begin in Brooklyn Federal Court on August 9th. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly decided on a virtual hearing and suggested that the government make plans to move R. Kelly to a New York jail — more than likely the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. No word on when the move will take place.

R. Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg spoke out after the announcement, saying that the singer is looking forward to the trial.