Singer R. Kelly was arrested last month over allegations of sexual abuse, and right after posting $100,000 of his bond at Cook County Jail in Illinois, he once again found himself behind bars over unpaid child support payments to his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly.
Kelly reportedly owes his ex over $160,000 in support for their three children, reports CBS News. In a clip from the upcoming second part of his interview with CBS reporter Gayle King, he revealed that he learned three weeks ago that he had just $350,000 in his bank account after once being worth an estimated $200 million.
“How can I pay child support? How?! If my ex-wife is destroying my name and I can’t work? How can I work? How can I get paid? How can I take care of my kids? How?’” Kelly asked in the interview.
When asked about his finances and why a friend, identified as Valencia Love, ended up having to post his bail after he spent time in jail over his child abuse allegations, he claimed people around him have been taking his money.
“So many people have been stealin’ my money,” the 52-year-old told King. “People was connected to my account. I went into – I went by myself for the first time to a Bank of America. Didn’t know what I was doing. Didn’t know what the hell was going on.”
Kelly and Love met five months earlier on a cruise. While Kelly admits to having money troubles, Love claims it was Kelly’s money she used for the bail. “It was his own money. I just posted bail for him,” Love previously told KABC, an ABC affiliate in Los Angeles.
Kelly’s next court date is scheduled for March 22. His full uncut interview with King airs Friday on CBS.