*R. Kelly is out of jail and is currently a free man after finding the cash to pay the back payments of his child support.
He came up with the $161,633 he owes to ex-wife, Drea Kelly, and was released Saturday morning from Cook County Jail.
“I promise we’re gonna straighten all this out. That’s all I can say right now. I love my fans,” Kellz said as he exited the jail.
According to sources connected to the singer, the money with help from a “benefactor.”
As we reported, Kelly was arrested Wednesday when he missed the deadline to settle up his back child support. During his CBS interview, he blamed his ex for his failure to pay her … claiming her “lies” about abuse are the reason he can’t make any money.
Here’s more via TMZ:
He also claims he’s trying to reconnect with his 3 kids, but sources close to the situation say that’s BS … he hasn’t even reached out to his family in nearly 2 years.
Kelly’s legal woes are just getting started. As you know, he’s still facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Chicago, multiple federal investigations … and new sexual misconduct allegations in Detroit.
As we’ve reported … the feds are looking into whether R. Kelly violated the Mann Act, which prohibits transportation of minors across state lines for purpose of sex or debauchery. Attorney Michael Avenatti now says he has evidence to nail R. Kelly for that too.