R. Kelly Released From Jail After Paying $161K Child Support Bill

Yolanda Curtis
March 10, 2019

Little is known about Kelly's child-support problems because the entire case - originally a divorce filing - was ordered sealed by a judge years ago.

Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday, shortly after someone paid $161,000 that he owed in back child support.

The 52-year-old performer was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly failed to come up with unpaid child support due for his children.

Greenberg said Kelly will be back in court Wednesday in the child support case.

In the child support case, he was arrested Wednesday and initially ordered to post the full amount that he's accused of owing his ex-wife to be freed.

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It was his second trip to jail in a matter of weeks and the second time a person has stepped up with money to get Kelly out of jail.

She said, "They didn't want any questions about Aaliyah, which I was fine with".

Fans could be heard screaming for R. Kelly as he left, with one woman even asking him to touch her hand and others shouting that he is still the "King of R&B".

He said Kelly did not have the whole amount because he has not been able to work.

It's not known at this time how Kelly paid for his release.

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The "I Believe I Can Fly" singer was previously jailed on February 22 after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse and held on $1 million bond.

Speaking outside the prison, Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, said he was "going to straighten all this stuff out".

As he sits in jail, CBS News released a new portion of the network's dramatic interview with R. Kelly.

Defendants must typically pay 10 percent of the bond to be released from custody, but Kelly's lawyer had said during the first bond hearing on the 10 criminal charges that the singer's finances were "a mess".

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the charges. "I'm not really fighting for my career here - I'm fighting for my rights and I'm fighting to have a relationship with my kids, more than anything, because I missed a lot of years of their life".

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