After failing to pay back child support to ex-wife Andrea Kelly, R. Kelly has been taken into custody.  The 52-year-old singer showed up for the hearing at the Daley Center in Chicago this morning, but was unable to pay the minimum of $160,000 in back child support.

via NBC New York:

The Cook County Sheriff’s office confirmed Kelly in custody Wednesday afternoon and would be taken to the Cook County Jail. It remained unclear how long Kelly would be held or why he was taken into custody. 

Kelly was seen being escorted out of court as lawyers continued to argue, according to reports from inside the courtroom.  

The R&B singer who is out on bail in a criminal case accusing him of sexually abusing four women years ago, including three who were underage at the time, didn’t appear to say anything as he walked past a throng of reporters into the courtroom on Wednesday. 


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