R. Kelly Released From Jail After $161,000 Paid In Back Child Support

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She did not know who made the payment. That's all I can say right now.

The trip to jail was Kelly's second in a matter of weeks. "Why would I? How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all I've been through in my way way past, to hold somebody, let alone 4, 5, 6, 50, you said - why - how stupid would I be to do that?!"

The so-called King of R&B had been taken into custody three days ago on the orders of a family court judge who last month had given Kelly until Wednesday to pay up or be locked up.

In a recent appearance on "CBS This Morning", Kelly broke down and said he was "fighting for his f-king life" in an interview about the sexual abuse charges.

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This week, rap star Meek Mill weighed-in on R. Kelly's current legal nightmare.

In a brief statement as he left jail, Kelly said: "I promise you, we're going to straighten all this stuff out".

Singer R. Kelly, center, walks with his attorney Steve Greenberg, right, and an unidentified man who gave him a ride after being released from Cook County Jail, March 9, 2019, in Chicago.

Some members of the crowd yelled Kelly's name and showed their support for the embattled singer.

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"How can I pay child support? How?"

Drea's team says her career took a hard hit after she had her first kid - Kelly wanted her to be a stay-at-home mom, set strict rules for her and insisted she only work for him.

In February, the singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of four women - pleading not guilty to all charges.

Kelly has consistently denied any allegations of abusing of women or being sexually involved with underage girls.

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He added: "I love my fans", before being driven away in a black mini-van. Kelly, whose attorney said at the time that the singer's finances were in disarray, then spent a weekend in jail before a 47-year-old suburban Chicago business owner posted his $100 000 bail.