R. Kelly's brother, Carey, believes he can't lie.
The "Trapped in the Closet" singer's younger sibling has released a low-budget DVD on which he accuses his brother of trying to get him to commit perjury, according to MTV News.
According to Carey Kelly, his brother wanted him to take the fall by claiming that he was actually the star of the infamous sex tape that prompted child-pornography charges against R. Kelly.
On the DVD, released Tuesday, Carey Kelly alleges that his more famous brother offered him $50,000, a house and a record contract if he would agree to testify that he appeared on the tape, but that he turned the offer down because he did not want to lie.
"I got a call about a year and a half ago," Carey claims on the DVD, produced by Drahma Magazine. "My brother wanted me to do some s--t pertaining to this case that would leave me behind bars with a record deal. It doesn't make sense, so I turned it down.
"Since I couldn't lie for him in a court of law, we're back to beefing again, and we ain't brothers no more."
The rumor that R. Kelly planned to finger his look-alike brother as the star of the sex tape first circulated several years back, but the R&B star's lawyers denied that the ploy was part of their defense strategy.
Carey Kelly also claims that his brother beats his wife, Andrea; tried to molest their other brother's daughter; molested their 12-year-old second cousin; and--oh yeah--that he's bisexual.
"He trapped in the closet for real," Carey Kelly said in a radio interview with New York's Hot 97.
A spokesperson for R. Kelly declined to comment on the allegations, beyond calling them "ridiculous."
"This is not the first time Carey has made ridiculous accusations against his brother," the spokesperson told MTV News. "We're not going to dignify them with a comment."
Though Carey Kelly claims all of his allegations can be proven, his own credibility isn't the strongest, seeing as he was recently released from prison on theft charges. He also openly holds a grudge against his brother, whom he claims owes him royalties for his contributions to several tracks on the 1993 album 12 Play.
For his part, R. Kelly has pleaded innocent to the charges against him.
His case continues in a Chicago courtroom on Apr. 7.