Jury questioning to start in R. Kelly trial

May 12, 2008 8:31:14 AM PDT
Attorneys in R. Kelly's child pornography trial are expected to begin questioning 150 potential jurors today.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are likely to ask the Chicago-area residents how they feel about the singer and what they know about allegations against one of urban music's biggest stars.

The 41-year-old Kelly has pleaded not guilty to charges that he videotaped himself having sex with a girl as young as 13.

Sixteen jurors will be selected, including four alternates.

Although Kelly won a Grammy in 1997 for the gospel-like song "I Believe I Can Fly," his biggest hits are bawdy ballads like "Ignition" and his current single, "Hair Braider." He is due to release a new album in July.