Kelly's publicist Darryll Johnson told AP his client was prepared to pay $50,000 to $60,000, but not the full amount, because he has been unable to work.
Last month, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Chicago's Cook County. He pleaded not guilty.
He was jailed, but released after a friend posted $100,000 bail.
On Tuesday, Kelly sat down with “CBS This Morning's” Gayle King for what became an explosive interview, in which he insisted, “I'm not a devil, and by no means am I a monster." Read the full story here.