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


Kelly has walked out of a Chicago jail after a $161,000 child support payment was made on his behalf.

Kelly's latest three-night stay in jail came after a judge ordered him locked up for skipping out on what his ex-wife said was more than eight months of support payments for his three children.

R. Kelly is back on the streets.

The singer, who is facing several sexual misconduct and abuse lawsuits, sat down for an explosive interview on CBS earlier this week - in which he continued to deny allegations that have been made against him.

Singer R. Kelly left, walks with his attorney Steve Greenberg right, after being released from Cook County Jail, March 9, 2019, in Chicago.

R. Kelly is expected to be released from detention once his bail is processed, publicist Darrell Johnson said outside the Cook County Jail in Chicago on Friday afternoon.

"I promise you we are going to straighten all of this out, that's all I can say right now", Kelly told his fans while leaving the jail.

"I sit here and say this: I had two cases back then that I said in the beginning of the interview that I would not talk about because of my ongoing case now", the singer explained.

Kelly is estranged from the three children from his 10-year marriage to Drea, which ended in divorce in 2009.

"[I did] lots of things wrong when it comes to women, but I apologized in those relationships", Kelly said. He turned himself in on February 22 after being charged in Cook County, Illinois, with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. "But I'm alive", Kelly added.

"Cara Smith, chief policy officer at the sheriff's office, said a check for the full amount of Kelly's back child support had been handed over to the Circuit Court Clerk's office", the Tribune wrote.

An interview with Andrea Kelly is prominently featured in "Surviving R. Kelly", and the dancer also has produced her own video about her marriage to the singer. "[But] they're pressured [not to see him], and I get it". "I gave you 30 years of my f-ing career!"