R&B artist R. Kelly has been arrested amid a meeting in Chicago over unpaid
The 52-year-old told a judge on Wednesday he couldn't pay $161,000 in back youngster bolster he owes his ex and the mother of his three kids, Andrea Kelly.
He left the courtroom with his lawyers through a different door than he had entered. His hands weren't cuffed.
Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly was taken into custody and will be transferred to the county jail.
She says she doesn't know the reason he was taken into custody, including whether it had to do with unpaid child support he owes.
Kelly attended the child support hearing while out on bail in a criminal case accusing him of sexually abusing four women years ago, including three who were underage at the time.
It comes just hours after the broadcast of an interview on CBS This Morning in which the R&B star cried and ranted about being 'assassinated' by allegations of sexual abuse.