R. Kelly appeared to be on a very serious phone call Tuesday evening, hours after it was revealed that the singer could end up behind bars again after missing child support payments.
R. Kelly was sitting with an associate while smoking a cigar in front of the Trump Tower in Chicago, making a very rare appearance outside the skyscraper where he lives in a suite with his two live in girlfriends
R. Kelly has not paid his ex-wife any child support since being released from jail for missing years of payments and may now end up back behind bars, it has been claimed.
The embattled singer was told last month that he had to honor his years-long agreement with Andrea to give her $20,800-a-month as he was released from custody.
Since then, he has not paid her despite earning more than $20,000 for a nightclub appearance and performing at a $100-a-ticket show, according to TMZ.
He is facing sexual assault allegations in a separate lawsuit.
R. Kelly appeared to be on a very serious phone call Tuesday evening, hours after it was revealed that the singer could end up behind bars again after missing child support payments
Kelly was sitting with an associate while smoking a cigar in front of the Trump Tower, making a very rare appearance outside the skyscraper where he lives in a suite with his two live in girlfriends
Kelly, 52, was jailed twice earlier this year; once for the sexual abuse allegations and once for unpaid, backdated child support.
The judge in the second case said they would hear arguments about why the amount he pays Andrea a month should be lowered but not until May 8.
R. Kelly has not paid his ex-wife Andrea (seen, right, describing how he abused her during their marriage) any child support since he was released from jail
Until then, he was told he had to meet the full, $20,800-a-month amount.
The pair have three children together who Kelly is estranged from. They are Jay, 19, Joann, 21, and Robert Kelly Jr., 17.
As of yesterday, the singer had just -$13 in the bank, despite his new appearance fees, after having money seized by his landlord, it was reported.
Wintrust Bank, where Kelly holds an account, informed his former landlord that Kelly’s balance with them is in the negatives.
Though that bank account has been drained, Kelly is said to have two other bank accounts with Bank of America.
One of those accounts held $44,595.58 and the other had $110,056.64.
Family: Kelly’s three children are shown in an old photograph. Now, they are 21, 19 and 17 and have no relationship with him
However, all of that money was seized by the landlord, who filed a lawsuit accusing Kelly of owing back rent.
Kelly has $625 left between the two Bank of America accounts, according to The Blast.
The landlord was awarded $173,000 from the suit and subpoenas were sent to Sony Music, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and multiple banks.
Kelly is shown in one of two mugshots taken last month. He was jailed on sexual assault allegations and for not paying child support
According to The Blast, Kelly is not owed any money by the ASCAP, which collects money for artists.
In addition to the $154, 527.22 they collected from Bank of America, the landlord is asking that the judge to release another $50,000 from Sony.
Kelly, 52, pleaded not guilty in February to charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and a fourth woman.
The charges were brought against him after seven women including his ex-wife, appeared on Lifetime television documentary, Surviving R Kelly, and accused him of emotional and sexual abuse.
He spent a weekend in jail on the sex charges before being released on $100,000 bail on February 25.
But he was arrested again on March 6 for failing to pay child support, just hours after lashing out in a television interview with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King against charges that he had sexually assaulted the teen girls.
Kelly was taken into custody for owing more than $161,000 in child support to his three children with ex-wife Andrea Kelly.
He was released from jail on March 9 after a child support payment of more than $161,000 was made to Andrea.
Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, could face up to seven years in prison for each of the 10 counts if convicted.
Kelly, 52, was jailed twice earlier this year; once for the sexual abuse allegations and once for unpaid, backdated child support