Saturday, May 25, 2024

No Money Mo’ Problems: R. Kelly Hasn’t Paid Child $160K Support; Jail Cell is Calling

*R. Kelly, it seems, could find himself right back behind bars if he doesn’t his act together and come up with that outstanding child support tab of over $160,000.

The bottom line, according to sources, is that the deadline for the $161,633 he owes to ex-wife, Drea Kelly, is due TODAY  at 10 AM Central Time. If the embattled singer doesn’t settle up with the court by then, he could find himself back in jail.

Interestingly, in his conversation with Gayle King, Kelly ranted and sobbed about wanting a relationship with his kids. That interview was taped yesterday, Tuesday, and at that point, sources say he had not paid.

Here’s more via TMZ:

Kelly actually owes Drea nearly $200k, all told, and he’s known since last month he had to pay the minimum amount of $161k by March 6.

Additionally, the D.A. could charge him criminally for failure to pay the support. Any amount over $20k is a felony.

We’ve reached out to Kelly’s attorney, but no word back.


Speaking of his interview with CBS News’ Gayle King, she brought up the point that the “Surviving R. Kelly” filmmakers interviewed more than 50 people, including his ex-wife (Drea), numerous women, their family members and his former tour manager who claimed R. Kelly abused them.

“Are you saying everybody in that documentary was not telling the truth about you? Everybody?” King asked.

“If you really look at that documentary, which I’m sure you have –”

“I have,” King said.

“— everybody says something bad about me. Nobody said nothin’ good,” Kelly said. “They was describing Lucifer. I’m not Lucifer. I’m a man. I make mistakes, but I’m not a devil, and by no means am I a monster.”

“I’m gonna name the names,” King said. “Andrea Kelly, your ex-wife. Kitti Jones, Lisa Van Allen, Lizette Martinez, Jurong DePace, Faith Rodgers, Asante McGee. You’re saying everything they said in that documentary about you is not true?”

“They are lying on me,” Kelly said.

“Why would these women say the same thing about you? That you are controlling, that you are abusive, that you tell women when to eat, when to go to the bathroom, when they can sleep, where they can dress?” King said. “Why would all these women tell these different stories about you if they were not true and they don’t know each other? That defies logic to me.”

“Right. Right. Until you hear the explanation. You can start a rumor on a guy like me or a celebrity just like that,” Kelly said. “All you have to do is push a button on your phone and say so and so did this to me, R. Kelly did this to me, and if you get any traction from that, if you’re able to write a book from that, if you’re able to get a reality show… then any girl that I had a relationship in the past that it just didn’t work out, she can come and say the same exact thing.”

“Are you blaming this on social media?”

“I’m talking about the power of social media,” Kelly said.

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