Singer R. Kelly has been taken into custody for failure to pay $161,000 in child support and was jailed Wednesday evening, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Chicago.
Supporters are working to get Kelly, 52, out of jail by next Wednesday, publicist Darrell Johnson told reporters at the Richard J. Daley Center.
“He came here in good spirits, expecting to walk out,” Johnson said. “He came here to … make some arrangements with what he had, I think it was $50,000 or $60,000 that he was willing to pay.”
When a reporter asked Johnson how Kelly was feeling about going back to jail, he replied, “Depressed, deflated, upset.” Johnson said once someone pays the $161,000, Kelly will be freed from jail.