02.25.2019

R. Kelly spends night in slammer, unable to come up with $100G

R. Kelly spends night in slammer, unable to come up with $100G (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

R&B singer R. Kelly woke up Sunday in Cook County jail, unable to come up with $100,000 -- or 10 percent of his $1 million bond on charges related to sexual misconduct. Adding to his financial woes is more than $161,000 the Chicago native owes in back child support.

His attorney, Steve Greenberg, said Kelly may be able to shift funds but that the Grammy-winning artist "really doesn't have any money."

"This is someone who should be wealthy," Greenberg said Saturday, noting that Kelly has lost money to mismanagement and bad contracts over the years. "I don't even think he owns the rights to 'I Believe I Can Fly.'"

Kelly was dropped from his record label and is also behind on rent.

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