R. Kelly Is Taken Into Custody For Failing To Pay Ex-Wife $161,000 In Child Support

R&B singer R. Kelly has been taken into custody during a hearing in Chicago over unpaid child support.

The 52-year-old told a judge on Wednesday he could not pay $161,000 in back child support he owes his ex-wife and the mother of his three children, Andrea Kelly.

He left the courtroom with his lawyers through a different door than he had entered. His hands weren't cuffed.

Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly was taken into custody and will be transferred to the county jail.


She says she doesn't know the reason he was taken into custody, including whether it had to do with unpaid child support he owes.

Kelly attended the child support hearing while out on bail in a criminal case accusing him of sexually abusing four women years ago, including three who were underage at the time.

It comes just hours after the broadcast of an interview on CBS This Morning in which the R&B star cried and ranted about being 'assassinated' by allegations of sexual abuse.

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