R. Kelly Just Paid Up His Back Child Support, Says His Attorney

R. Kelly arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on June 06, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois to face new charges of criminal sexual abuse.
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He may still have several sexual abuse felony charges and a lawsuit for an extramarital affair (h/t the Blast) pending, but Robert “R.” Kelly has reportedly reconciled his back child support issues, according to his attorney, Steven Greenberg.

Greenberg told TMZ that Kelly has paid the $32,000 in overdue child support—including interest accrued—that he owed ex-wife Andrea “Drea” Kelly. How you may ask? After all, this is the same man who recently claimed concert dates in Dubai were necessary in order to reconcile the debt (a claim the Dubai government denied).


Greenberg speculated (but couldn’t confirm) that Kelly’s royalties are likely allowing him to come correct, stressing that the singer “doesn’t owe one more single solitary cent”—for the moment. However, Greenberg can’t guarantee there won’t be any future delays—which may affect the $21,000 payment TMZ says Kelly is expected to pay next month.

In the meantime, Drea Kelly and daughter Buku are currently series regulars on Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta on WeTV.

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