A spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff's Office said Kelly is set to be transferred to jail, and must pay the $161,633 to be released. His hands weren't cuffed.
Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four women, including three who were underage at the time. The money was put forth by a female fan who met him on a Lake Michigan cruise last fall. King broached the subject of two women who are now living with him, 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage and 21-year-old Azriel Clary; the women's parents have claimed that their daughters are being held in an R. Kelly "cult", an allegation first made public in a 2017 BuzzFeed investigation.
Kelly, 52, pleaded not guilty in February to charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and a fourth woman. He will likely remain in jail until his next court hearing on March 13.
At one point during the interview, Kelly angrily stands up and starts pacing, his voice breaking as he yells, "I didn't to this stuff!"
Kelly, who arrived in court in a blue business suit, was "expecting to leave", Johnson said.
While CBS reported that Azriel's parents claim to have text messages that prove Kelly had sex with their daughter before she turned 18, Kelly brushed it off as a lie.
- R. Kelly was taken back into custody Wednesday after appearing at a child-support hearing, authorities said, hours after the broadcast of an interview in which the R&B star cried and ranted about being "assassinated" by allegations of sexual abuse that led to criminal charges last month. "I'm fighting for my (expletive) life", he said.
Kelly was taken into custody following a hearing for his child support case at the Daley Center in Chicago.
The call took place after her parents, Timothy and Jonjelyn Savage, held a news conference in Georgia during which they said they hadn't spoken to their daughter in two years and alleged that Kelly was holding her against her will.
On Wednesday, Gerald Griggs, an attorney representing Jocelyn Savage's family, responded to the interview via Twitter.
R. Kelly is back in police custody. He denies doing anything against their will. In said interview, he spoke about needing help and denied having relationships with young girls held against their will. Despite her parents' allegations that R. Kelly has brainwashed her, the aspiring singer told TMZ in July 2017, "I'm 21..."
It is safe to say that it is the most shocking part of his interview and that says a lot given the circumstances!
CBS says it interviewed Kelly for 80 minutes. And the reason I'm emotional is because this is the first time I was able to say something.