When it rains it pours and it’s definitely pouring on R Kelly, the controversial R&B singer is back in police custody Wednesday after a hearing over unpaid child support. A judge in Chicago said he would be held until he paid $161,000 owed to his ex-wife and their children. This comes only hours after R Kelly tearfully and angrily denied allegations of sexual abuse in a TV interview.
R. KELLY IN COURT: Moments ago, embattled singer R. Kelly arrived at the Daley Center for a hearing on his child support case. He had been ordered to pay more than $160,000 in overdue child support to his ex-wife by this morning. pic.twitter.com/SWs3p5AvwU
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) March 6, 2019
A spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office tells The Associated Press that Kelly will be transferred to the Cook County Jail. The singer’s next court hearing is scheduled for 13 March.