R.Kelly released from jail after paying child support

R.Kelly released from jail after paying child support

The Cook County sheriff's office said the money was paid on Saturday morning and the singer was released from the Chicago jail shortly afterwards.

Kelly's attorney went on to say that "there is no money", for the women accusing the singer while hinting that the only real incentive for the women going public is "fame". He came back into headlines following the explosive documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" that aired in January.

In an emotional, and occasionally volatile, interview with Gayle King of CBS earlier this week, the singer said he had $350,000 in a bank account but had been unable to access the money after he was taken to jail on the sex abuse charges.

Upon his release, Kelly spoke briefly to reporters.

R. Kelly, centre, walks with his attorney Steve Greenberg, right, and an unidentified man, left, who gave him a ride after being released from Cook County Jail.

"I promise we're gonna straighten all this out", Kelly said.

He was taken back into custody on Wednesday after failing to pay child support.

Kelly was charged in a separate case last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse pertaining to four women, including three who were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. "That is all I can say right now", the 52-year-old singer said, before adding, "I love my fans", and dashing off.

The indictment accuses Kelly of sexual acts with three children older than 13 but younger than 17.

If Kelly doesn't settle up with the court by then, he can be hauled off to jail.

"How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all I've been through in my way, way past, to hold somebody, let alone 4, 5, 6, 50, you said - how stupid would I be to do that", Kelly said. "I made mistakes, but I'm not a devil". "[But] they're pressured [not to see him], and I get it".

Kelly bailed out of jail on the sexual assault charges on February 25 and had since complained of financial difficulties, saying in an interview with CBS that "so many people" had access to his bank account and had stolen from him.