By Tamantha Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
R. Kelly is back behind bars, but this time it’s for unpaid child support.
2:03 PM PT — The Cook County Sheriff’s Office tells TMZ … R. Kelly’s headed to jail for failure to pay child support. He’ll need to cough up the full amount of dough to be released.
1:35 PM PT — Deputies just escorted R. Kelly out of the courtroom, and he’s been arrested. No official word from court, but it would appear he didn’t cough up the $161k.
11:52 AM PT — R. Kelly just showed up to court in a black sprinter van accompanied by his legal team. We’re told the child support hearing is set to begin any minute now.
R. Kelly’s dangerously close to heading right back to Cook County jail for failing to pay more than $160k in child support.
Sources connected to the embattled singer tell us Kelly hasn’t covered the $161,633 he owes to his ex-wife, Drew Kelly, and his deadline is today … Wednesday at 10 AM Central Time. If Kelly doesn’t settle up with the court by then, he can be hauled off to jail.
It’s crazy how in his interview with Gayle King, he cried and screamed about making things right with his kids, but he hasn’t paid any child support. He might as well get comfortable in that cell, because people are going to make sure he is put away forever.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 6, 2019