The day ended with a trip to jail after the embattled R&B singer told a judge he could not pay $161,000 in back child support he owes his children's mother.
Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Kelly and the Cook County Sheriff's Office for further comment.
Kelly's publicist, Darryll Johnson, says Kelly came to the hearing prepared to pay $50,000 to $60,000, but the judge wanted the whole amount. "As you know, he hasn't worked in a long time", Johnson said. His next court date in the matter is set for March 13.
Wednesday's arrest came hours after CBS television aired parts of Kelly's first interview since being charged, in which the singer tearfully and angrily rejected allegations that he had sex with underage girls. But paperwork on the back child support was made public in Kelly's criminal court file.
According to The Blast, Gerald Griggs, the Savage family's attorney, stressed that the parents have neither requested nor been given money by Kelly. "You all just don't want to believe it". "People. There are older men that like younger women ... there are younger women that like older men". They said they had hopes she would become Kelly's protégé.
The 52-year-old R&B singer left the courtroom with his legal team through a different door than he entered, but his hands weren't cuffed. "I gave you 30 years of my f-ing career!"
"I'm very exhausted of all of the lies", Kelly told King.
Kelly additionally spoke on claims he holds women hostage in his home for, what many have called, his sex cult.
Kelly had been free on $1 million bail after being charged last month with ten counts of sexual abuse.
Interviews with the two women who live with Kelly will air Friday, including one woman whose parents say is being held against her will. Kelly suggested during the interview that the young woman's parents were in it for the money and put blame on them for his relationship with their daughter, saying they brought her to watch him perform when she was a teenager.
Instead, R. Kelly has been receiving a lot of criticism for dating the underage girl!
KING: Correct me if I'm wrong that you've never held anybody against their will?
Kelly has been associated with accusations of abuse, manipulation and inappropriate encounters with girls and young women for more than two decades.