R. Kelly forked over the $161, 633 he owes to his ex-wife, Drea Kelly, and was released on Saturday morning from Cook County Jail. As he walked out, Kelly said, “I promise we’re gonna straighten all this out. That is all I can say right now. I love my fans. ”


Sources connected to Kelly tell us he scraped together the money with help from a “benefactor.”

Interestingly, fans were screaming for him outside… and one woman who yelled saying, “Please touch my hand! ”

As reported by TMZ … R. 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.

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 have just begun. As you know, he’s still going through 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Chicago, multiple federal investigations..in addition to new sexual misconduct allegations in Detroit.

The feds are looking into if R. Kelly violated the Mann Act, which prohibits the transportation of minors across state lines for purpose of sex or debauchery. Attorney Michael Avenatti now claims he has evidence to nail R. Kelly for that.


Remember, Avenatti furthermore turned over 2 new sex tapes which caused the 10 count indictment against Kelly.

What are thoughts about R. Kelly’s release From Jail?