R. Kelly is back in jail, but not for sex crimes this time. On Wednesday night, the R&B star was taken back into custody for failing to comply with a court order to pay $161,663. in past child support.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Kelly was in a closed court hearing for more than an hour before being led away in handcuffs by Cook’s County Sheriff’s Deputies. “He’s in our custody,” said Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.
Kelly believed making a payment would keep him out of jail. His publicist Darryll Johnson, said he brought $50,000 to $60,000 rather than the full amount. “As you know, he hasn’t worked in a long time,” Johnson said, according to the Chicago Tribune.
He shares three children with ex-wife Andrea: 20-year-old Joann, otherwise known as Buku Abi; Jay, 18; and Robert Jr., who is 16. The pair finalized their divorce in 2009 after 13 years of marriage.