As part of the conditions for his release from Cook County Jail in Illinois last week, R. Kelly agreed to pay more than $160,000 in back child payments to his ex-wife. The singer allegedly still hasn’t come up with the necessary cash, according to The Chicago Sun-Times, which means he could be headed back behind bars.
The judge, Lori Rosen, overseeing Kelly’s case ordered him to appear at a child support hearing today at 2 p.m. and to pay the $161,663 that he owes his ex-wife Drea Kelly by 10 a.m. According to TMZ, Kelly actually owes a total of nearly $200k and he has known about the child support payment deadline since last month. Owing anything over $20k is a felony in Illinois, which means he could face criminal charges from the state’s district attorney. As of 5 p.m. last night, Kelly had not made the necessary payment, according to his ex-wife’s manager David France.
One attorney who is not involved in the case named Alyssa Mogul says that because Kelly owes such a large amount of money, and because he didn’t provide adequate reason for failing to pay for such a long time, he may be a candidate for returning to jail.
“It appears he’s had his due process. It’s time with him to comply with the order. … Judges don’t like it when people don’t follow their orders,” she said.
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All this comes just after Kelly’s explosive interview, which
The Inquisitr previously covered, in which he burst into tears and claimed that he was fighting for his life and accused people of making false accusations against him.
“How stupid would it be for me with my crazy past and what I’ve been through to be like, ‘Oh right now, I think I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will, chain ’em up in my basement and don’t let ’em eat and don’t let ’em out?’” he said. “Stop it. Y’all, quit playing! I didn’t do this stuff,” he added while getting choked up. “This is not me! I’m fighting for my f—ing life!”