He was prepared to pay up to $60,000 of what he owed to his former wife, Andrea Kelly, and their three children, but the judge required the full amount.
While Gayle King already received much attention for her poised and professional demeanor during her interview with an extremely emotional R. Kelly, she's also been praised for her interview with the singer's two girlfriends.
"So many people have been stealing my money, people who are connected to my account, so I went to the Bank of America for the first time by myself about three weeks ago". R. Kelly came up to [King's makeup artist] and said, 'Should I stop this interview?'.
They said they were both "in a relationship" with Kelly and that they are not being held captive.
She emphasized, "There are people all over the world who have multiple girlfriends. How can I work, how can I get paid, how can I take care of my kids?" She identified herself on the bond slip as "a friend" of Kelly's.
"I think all the women are lying", Greenberg said after Kelly turned himself in to police. If the evidence against him is overwhelming, "this kind of interview might be kind of a Hail Mary" to influence a potential jury pool.
"How can I pay child support? How?" "After the interview started, he was around the corner behind them", said King. The parents of the two women also deny they sold their daughters to him.
Clary and Savage were adamant that they "love" Kelly, despite what their parents have said about them being manipulated by the singer. An explosive documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" aired earlier this year and brought to light more allegations of sexual conduct with minors.
"I know 43 years old, bodies tight, they cool, I go out with them, I kick it with them", Kelly said. "This is not me!" "I'm fighting for my f-king life!"
He insisted people were trying to ruin his 30-year career, but then said his fight was "not about music". "I'm not Lucifer. I'm a man, I make mistakes".
R. Kelly is under investigation in Detroit for a separate sexual assault case.
R Kelly, 52, was detained after a court hearing in Chicago on Wednesday.
"I have been assassinated", Kelly said. Like Gaga said, she was processing her own issues and trauma and clearly had not intended for the song to play out the way it did. His next hearing was scheduled for next Wednesday. His defence attorney said at the time that Kelly's finances were "a mess".
It is worth noting that the singer was in the room while the girls were being interviewed.
After over three decades in the journalism, Gayle King caught the attention of many on Wednesday after holding her composure while interviewing R. Kelly during his hard and weird outburst.
"We want the record to remain clear that at no point did Tim, Jonjelyn Savage ever request, ever demand, ever receive financial compensation from Robert Sylvester Kelly", said Gerald Griggs, the attorney representing the family.
- A new allegation has surfaced that R. Kelly raped a young girl in Detroit when she was only 13 years old.
In a new interview with O The Oprah Magazine, she explained exactly how she managed to keep up her steely demeanor.
The singer denied he has had sex with anyone younger than 17 and said women have lied about him.