R Kelly back in jail for failing to pay child support

Mar 7th, 2019 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 407 Views

CHICAGO: R&B superstar R Kelly was taken into custody on Wednesday for failing to pay child support, just weeks after he was detained on sex abuse charges.

The singer was unable to come up with the $161 000 (about R2,2 million) he owes in payments to his ex-wife and their three children, and a judge in Chicago, where Kelly lives, ordered him arrested. It was the latest legal setback for the 52-year-old music star who pleaded not guilty on February 25 to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four victims, three of them minors.

Kelly’s representatives say he is having financial difficulties, despite an award-winning career that once produced hits such as “I Believe I Can Fly.” He has been the target of a boycott campaign amid mounting allegations of sexual abuse.