R. Kelly detained after child support hearing

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The singer must pay the full amount to get out of jail, Cook County Sheriff's spokesman Sam Randall said, following a court hearing over a Wednesday deadline for the money to be paid. His hands weren't cuffed. "He's in our custody", said Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

Last month, a Cook County judge issued an order that would send Kelly to jail if he didn't pay the $161,663 he owes his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges and was released on bail after spending three nights in jail.

When asked about his relationship with the women, 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage and 21-year-old Azriel Clary, Kelly said, "I love 'em and it's nearly - it's like they're my girlfriends".


R. Kelly spent a few days behind bars last month after he was hit with 10 felonies for allegedly molesting three teenagers and an adult over the past 20 years. "He was going to help her with her CD, and I was really impressed with him at first, because I have always been an R. Kelly fan". Kelly says "all of them are lying".

The interview was his first public defense since being charged and the first time he addressed allegations in the Lifetime series "Surviving R. Kelly", which aired in January. "I am in a happy place in my life and I'm not being brainwashed or anything like that".

R Kelly, 52, was detained after a court hearing in Chicago on Wednesday. Their lawyer, Gerald Griggs, said that "at no point" did his clients meet with, request or receive money from the R&B star. He denied doing anything against their will.

In the latest charges, prosecutors allege Kelly tried to force oral sex on his 24-year-old hairdresser in 2003 - while he was free on bond on the then-pending child pornography charges. R. Kelly is now back in the news and back behind bars.


The R&B singer says he's done "lots of things wrong" when it comes to women, but he says he's apologized.

CBS says it interviewed Kelly for 80 minutes.

The woman told investigators that she was visiting her mother in MI at the time and was introduced to the singer by a friend who also happened to be Kelly's assistant.

CBS also plans to air interviews with two women who are now living with Kelly, including one whose parents say she is being held against her will. The singer said he believes social media is to blame for fueling the allegations against him.


On Wednesday's broadcast, Kelly's emotions swung wildly as he explained he was simply someone with a "big heart" who was betrayed by liars who hoped to cash in.

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