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R. Kelly Arrested and Back in Jail

R. Kelly Arrested and Back in Jail

Singer R. Kelly is back behind bars, reports the Associated Press.

Kelly was reportedly taken into custody after a child support hearing in Chicago.

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Sophia Ansari told AP that Kelly will remain locked up until he payed over $160,000 in back child support.

A judge ordered the star to pay $161,663 by Wednesday. Court docs obtained by CNN say the R&B singer owes more than $169,000 in unpaid child support to ex-wife Andrea Kelly.

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.