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UPDATE: A spokesperson for the city of Chicago's Department of Buildings confirms to E! News that "city inspectors observed building code violations including evidence of residential use which is non-compliant with the zoning code and work performed without approved plans or permits."
The city will incorporate the violations into an amended complaint for a future court hearing.
Knock, knock. The city inspectors have arrived.
Earlier today, R. Kelly's recording studio in the West Loop of Chicago received some unexpected visitors when several inspectors from the city Department of Buildings gained access to his warehouse.
According to multiple local reports, the inspection was granted by a Cook County Judge last week after city attorneys suspected people may be living in the building even though the space has not been zoned for that purpose.
Kelly's rep had no comment about the inspection. E! News also reached out to the singer's attorney.
A spokesperson for Chicago's Department of Buildings told E! News: "To be clear, the City's emergency motion to gain entry to the building is not related to any criminal case and would only result in building code violations."