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R Kelly thrown Back in Cook County Jail for ‘Failing to Pay $161K Child Support’

R Kelly is back behind bars tonight after being thrown in jail for allegedly failing to pay $161K child support.

The troubled singer, 52, was taken into custody today during a hearing in Chicago in which he was accused of falling behind on payments to his ex-wife.


The Chicago Sun Times reports Kelly, full name Robert Kelly, was held by officials over a debt of more than $161K .

The publication states Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Kelly will remain behind bars until he coughs up the money.

After the hearing, his publicist Darryll Johnson told reporters that Kelly was prepared to hand over up to Sh6 million of the money today.

He said: “He came here in good spirits expecting to walk out.

“He came here to make some arrangements with what he had.

Johnson added the singer was “depressed, deflated, [and] upset” about being sent back to jail.

The judge overseeing the case previously said Kelly would be jailed if he failed to hand over the full amount by today’s court date.

His next court hearing is set for March 13.

The news is a fresh blow to the troubled star, who has been out on $161K bail on sex abuse charges in a separate case.

He’s currently embroiled in a legal fight as he faces 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four women, three of whom were minors.


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