R. Kelly Released From Jail After Paying $161,000 in Overdue Child Support

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R. Kelly was released from Cook County jail on Saturday, (Mar. 9) after an anonymous person allegedly paid $161,000 on his behalf.

The singer was arrested for outstanding child support payments. This is the second time in 2 weeks Kelly was released from the Chicago jail.  He had outstanding payments dating back to eight months.

R. Kelly’s publicist reportedly told press that the singer only had $60,000 to contribute to the outstanding amount. He stated he couldn’t work due to his on-going criminal cases. 

After being released, Kelly told reporters, “I promise, we will straighten this out. That is all I can say right now.”

Last month, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse pertaining to four women. A 47-year-old suburban woman posted his $100,000 bail.