Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg, declined to comment when asked by email whether the child support payment was made by Kelly or someone else. "That is all I can say right now", the 52-year-old singer said, before adding, "I love my fans", and dashing off. The R&B singer blames his ex-wife Andrea Kelly for the disconnect.
R Kelly now faces charges on ten counts of aggravated sexual abuse on four women, three of whom were minors at the time of the alleged incidents. The singer pleaded not guilty.
"When we get those things, we're going to fight this case like we fight any other case, in the courtroom, based on the evidence", he said.
He even appeared to be physically restrained during the animated outburst, in which he vehemently denied all allegations against him.
"[I did] lots of things wrong when it comes to women, but I apologized in those relationships", Kelly said.
Kelly was jailed this week on a civil contempt charge and ordered to pay $161, 663 in back support as ordered by the judge presiding over his divorce case. Cook County sheriff's spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said she did not know who made the payment.
Cook County prosecutors allege he abused four victims, three of them underage girls, over a span of 12 years. The controversial crooner has reportedly paid over $160,000 in child support days after getting placed behind bars.
Kelly is also facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
David France - Drea Kelly's manager - told the Sun-Times, "Mr. Kelly has more than 20 people on his staff who, needless to say, are being paid".
Federal investigators are closing in on Kelly, as they have conducted multiple interviews this week, and sources close to the investigation tell us they believe an indictment will soon be issued against the singer.