R. Kelly’s back child support paid, singer to be released from jail

Lawrence Kim
March 10, 2019

The R&B singer has paid off his child support debts to ex-wife Drea Kelly - every single cent of the $161,633 that he owed, for what it's worth - and now he's back out on the streets as a free man after being released from Cook County Jail in IL on Saturday morning. Um, really?! We'd love to know who THAT person might be... That's all I can say right now.

Kelly, wearing a gray sweatshirt under a red coat, left jail just before noon local time, accompanied by Greenberg.

Kelly, 52, was taken into custody Wednesday after failing to the pay child support to his ex-wife.

During his interview with Gayle King on "CBS This Morning", R. Kelly admitted he was practically broke, saying he had $350,000 in the bank, but his money was flying out of his accounts, thanks to his own financial interest and mounting legal fees.

Check out the AP's complete coverage of the investigations into R. Kelly.

Kelly's rep told ET on Wednesday that the singer offered to pay $50,000 to $60,000 at his court hearing and set up a payment plan, however the judge denied the offer. "Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me", he added.

He said Kelly did not have the whole amount because he has not been able to work. It has been reported that Kelly would not be released until all overdue support had been paid.

"I didn't do this stuff". "I love my fans", he said.

The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly is now available to watching on CBS All Access. "I'm fighting for my f-king life".

Last month, the embattled musician was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, some involving underage victims, following years of allegations of sexual abuse from women and underage girls. A spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff's Office told ET at the time that the singer was released from Cook County Jail late last month after $100,000 was posted.

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