TMZ is reporting that R. Kelly‘s freedom was hella short lived. R. Kelly turned himself in to police at the end of February after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, but was happily freed by a guardian angel who paid his bail a few days later and didn’t seem to care what the backlash would be for her. Well, R. Kelly might be needing that guardian angel money again, because he’s back in the slammer.
TMZ says that Robert hadn’t paid $161,633 to his ex-wife Drea Kelly and he had a deadline… which was yesterday. Do you think that R. Kelly–who was just loaned $100,000 to cover his bail–had $160,000? He did not. The gag is: he actually owes Drea $200,000 but the minimum payment was $160,000. And he did not have his minimum payment.
He arrived at court around 11:00am probably armed with a check that said: “$160,000 Payable on: Never.”
— Deidra White (@DeidraCBS2) March 6, 2019
Less than two hours later, Robert was seen being escorted out of court and was arrested. Not long after, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that Robert was on his way to jail because he failed to pay child support and the only way he can be released is to hand Drea over the full amount. I’m assuming that means the $200,000 and not just the $160,000 down-payment. Not that he could afford either…
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 6, 2019
Do you think Robert Kelly’s day ended there? It did not! Karma is catching up to this mess fast. Chief James Craig of the Detroit police department told TMZ that about a month ago they were told by the Chicago police that there was an alleged victim of R. Kelly’s “who made allegations of a criminal sexual conduct incident.” The alleged incident happened in Detroit in 2001 and the alleged victim was 13 at the time and the police are following up with the victim’s attorney.
Well… I see that Gayle King interview he did yesterday is having exactly the effect on his career that he was hoping it would. Looks like all of those Trapped In The Closet: Volumes 1 – 33 were a prelude to his realest piece of performative art, Trapped In The Prison: Years 30 – 70.
Pic: Cook County Sheriff’s Department