Kelly was arraigned in New York federal court on Wednesday. He appeared for the arraignment via video conference.
Kelly is charged with paying a bribe to obtain a fake ID.
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The charges are connected to Kelly's brief marriage to the late singer Aaliyah.
Prosecutors said Kelly used a public employee to create a fraudulent identification document the day before their 1994 marriage. Aaliyah was just 15 at the time.
The marriage was annulled.
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Kelly is in custody on sex charges in Chicago.