After all the controversy, fanfare and drama, a Chicago jury has acquitted R. Kelly of all his child pornography charges.

Kelly cried tears of joy as the verdict was read. Kelly faced 15 years behind bars if found guilty. The way Kelly beat the case? By convincing the jury that the man in the now infamous video having sex with an underaged girl was not him. The “mole” that R. Kelly has on his back was not on the back of the man who was alleged to be Kelly in the video. That – and the alleged victim denying that it was her in the video – basically left the jury no choice to acquit the Grammy-nominated singer of all charges. It only took two days for the jury to deliberate.

The 41-year-old was charged with 14 counts of videotaping himself having sex with a girl who was said to be as young as 13.