R Kelly is back bars tonight after being thrown in jail for allegedly failing to pay £121,000 child support.
The troubled singer, 52, was taken into custody today during a hearing in Chicago in which he was accused of falling behind on payments to his ex-wife.
The Chicago Sun Times reports Kelly, full name Robert Kelly, was held by officials over a debt of more than £121,000.
The publication states Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Kelly will remain behind bars until he coughs up the money.
After the hearing, his publicist Darryll Johnson told reporters that Kelly was prepared to hand over up to $60,000 of the money today.
He said: “He came here in good spirits expecting to walk out.
“He came here to make some arrangements with what he had.”
Johnson added the singer was “depressed, deflated, [and] upset” about being sent back to jail.
The judge overseeing the case previously said Kelly would be jailed if he failed to hand over the full amount by today’s court date.
His next court hearing is set for March 13.
The news is a fresh blow to the troubled star, who has been out on $1million bail on sex abuse charges in a separate case.
He’s currently embroiled in a legal fight as he faces 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four women, three of whom were minors.
The pop star hit headlines today when he talked about the charges for the first time in a shocking TV interview.
Kelly went on CBS’ This Morning to deny the allegations and he ended up being restrained by security guards as he exploded at host Gayle King.
In photos posted by presenter King on her Instagram , Kelly is seen talking calmly in one snap and on his feet gesticulating wildly in another, in which he seems to be restrained during the chat.
TV viewers saw him sobbing and pounding his chest as he talked about the legal battle he faces.
He denied the charges and insisted he’d never had sex with any under-aged girls.
Breaking down in tears, he sobbed, “I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me. I am fighting for my f****** life.”
And he said he’s only in this position because his “heart is too big”.
“I need help, I need somebody to help me not have a big heart. My heart is so big that people keep playing me and I keep forgiving them,” he said.