R. Kelly back in custody for failing to pay child support

‘They Wanted Me To!’: R. Kelly Claims Parents Wanted Him to Have Sex with Teen Daughter

‘They Wanted Me To!’: R. Kelly Claims Parents Wanted Him to Have Sex with Teen Daughter

The 52-year-old R&B singer left the courtroom with his legal team through a different door than he entered, but his hands weren't cuffed. The Cook County Sheriff's Office revealed that Kelly will have to pay the full amount before he can be released from jail.

A judge in Chicago said he would be held until he paid $161,000 (£122,000) owed to his ex-wife and their children.

In the CBS interview, for example, he denied ever having sex with anyone under 17, even though he married the late singer Aaliyah when she was 15, and a videotape given to prosecutors in his current case purports to show Kelly having sex with a girl who repeatedly says she's 14. Tim and Jonjelyn Savage want Kelly to make their 23-year-old daughter, Joycelyn Savage, available to talk to them.

The singer's defence attorney said he was having financial difficulties - his finances were a "mess".

The call was on speaker-phone at the office of the couple's lawyer, Gerald Griggs, and was captured on cellphone video and posted on Twitter.

The woman told investigators that she was visiting her mother in MI at the time and was introduced to the singer by a friend who also happened to be Kelly's assistant.

He has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

The R&B legend is due back in court for the child support case on March 13 at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Kelly is estranged from the three children from his 10-year marriage to Drea, which ended in divorce in 2009. He says Kelly didn't have the whole amount because he hasn't been able to work.

Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary defend boyfriend R. Kelly
Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage want you to leave them alone. CBS News

However, a family in Georgia said they haven't been in contact with their daughter for two years.

Johnson said they hoped to get him out of jail by Wednesday of next week, but no bond has been set at this time.

His attorney, Steven Greenberg, was at his side. "It's not fair", Kelly also tells King during the interview.

Johnson said once someone pays the $161,000, Kelly will be freed from jail. He denies doing anything against their will.

The singer believes social media is to blame for creating the allegations against him.

Hours before Wednesday's hearing, CBS aired an interview with the musician - his first public comments since being indicted last month on the sex assault charges - in which he at one point seemed to succumb to his emotions. He says he needs someone to help him "not have a big heart".

Becoming emotional, he asked CBS news reporter Gayle King: "How stupid would it be for R Kelly, with all I've been through to hold somebody?"

Instead, R. Kelly has been receiving a lot of criticism for dating the underage girl!




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