R. Kelly Released After Paying $161K Child Support

R. Kelly Released After Paying $161K Child Support

Once again, R. Kelly is a free man for the time being.

The “Ignition” singer walked out of Cook County jail Saturday afternoon shortly after raising $161,000 in his custody case. Read on to get more details on R. Kelly paying the back child support ordered to pay for him and Drea’s three children, Joann, 21, Jay, 19, and Robert, 17…

CelebNMusic247.com reports R. Kelly coughed up the money for child support despite the news that his net worth has dwindled to only $1 million dollars. These days Celebrity Networth has recorded Kellz financial worth only being $100K at this time.

The site reports that R. Kelly was once worth $100 million at the height of his career. These days its a whole other story.

Had R. Kelly never experienced any legal problems, his net worth would easily top $150-200 million. Over the years, Kelly has reportedly paid tens of millions of dollars to allegedly settle dozens of lawsuits made by women who claimed they were abused by the singer. Kelly reportedly lost a large portion of his net worth after divorcing Andrea Lee, his wife from from 1996-2009, the most lucrative years of his career. 

What is so crazy is that Kelly has written for numerous artists like Michael Jackson, Sparkle, Aaliyah, Maxwell, Nick Cannon, Toni Braxton, Bryson Tiller, K-Ci and JoJo, Joe, Britney Spears, Tamia, Destiny’s Child and more…

These days he has nothing like he did in the 90s.

On Saturday, the 52-year-old singer was set free from Cook County jail this afternoon after he raised the funds needed to pay his debt to Andrea.

Earlier this week, Robert Sylvester Kelly pleaded with Gayle King in a tearful dramatized response yelling out:

This is not me. I’m fighting for my f***ing life! Y’all killing me with this s**t! I’ve given you 30 years of my f**ing career! 30 years of my career! Y’all trying to kill me! You’re killing me, man!

The problem is that no matter how hard he tries to clear his name, Kellz looks guilty. No one believes him anymore and to add more salt to the open wound; his former attorney from 2008 broke his silence and said that R. was “guilty” of his previous crimes.

More and more women have come forth. Meanwhile, R. Kelly’ credibility is crashing down around him and there is no way to stop it now.

The days of his freedom looks to be coming to an end, and soon he will be behind bars like his brother.

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Carlo Menza

Carlos Menza is one of CelebNMusic247.com contributing writers covering Celebrity and music news.