According to Ebony:
Hours after R. Kelly appeared in an explosive CBS interview, the singer is back in police custody. Kelly was escorted out of a Chicago courtroom and immediately arrested after attending a child support hearing on Wednesday, March 6.
According to TMZ, the singer owes his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, $161,633 in back child support for their three children. Failure to pay any amount over $20,000 in child support is considered a felony in Illinois.
Per TMZ, the singer will not be released from police custody until he pays his child support debt in full. CBS correspondent Jericka Duncan claims a spokesperson for the singer said Kelly did not have the money, but they hoped to have him out of jail by next week, in a news conference after the judge’s ruling on Wednesday afternoon.
The father of three revealed his plans to mend the estranged relationship he shares with his children in his new interview. “I’m fighting to have a relationship with my kids most of all, more than anything. They love me. I love them,” he explained.
Kelly is also facing a slew of criminal charges in Chicago for aggravated sexual abuse. The singer turned himself into police custody after he was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in February. He was released after posting $100,000 bond on February 25.
Watch a piece is the interview here:
Part two airs tomorrow.