R. Kelly appeared in court for a private hearing regarding his child support case on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
The 52-year-old singer was jailed last week after failing to comply with a court order to pay child support. There was a matter of over $161,000 in overdue payments to his ex-wife Andrea Lee for their kids Joann, 21, Jay, 19, and Robert, 17, after he was released from jail on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
The ruling was that the judge has refused to reduce Kelly’s child support payments.
Though courtroom proceedings were sealed to the public, the “Ignition” hitmaker’s attorney confirmed afterward there would be no change in the current $21,000-a-month payments, CBS Chicago reports.
Kelly, who was previously released from jail after an anonymous person posted bail for him, previously insisted the matter would be “straightened out.”
He said, “I promise, we will straighten this out. That is all I can say right now.”
The child support row came a few weeks after the singer was taken into custody after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, stemming from allegations made against him by four women, three of whom were underage at the time the alleged incidents took place.
At the time, bail for the “I Believe I Can Fly” hitmaker was set at $1 million after Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. found the allegations made against R. Kelly were very “disturbing.”
Kelly posted his bail days later and recently gave an emotional interview in which he insisted allegations against him are “not true.”