R. Kelly is in the midst of several legal battles one being the suit by his ex wife for back child support. Drea Kelly had a big win today because she was awarded $62K in child support. According to TMZ:
“The disgraced singer appeared in court Wednesday in Cook County and forked over $62k. He currently is supposed to pay just over $20k per month to Drea. Wednesday’s payment covers March, April and May.”
Wow!! We’re sure this is a major blow to the already dwindling bank account funds that R. Kelly has. According to Kelly’s legal team he can not afford his child support. TMZ reports:
“Additionally, Drea is now requesting he cover educational expenses for their 21-year-old daughter, Joann … who goes by Buku Abi. Kelly’s attorney asked the court for proof that she’s enrolled.
As we reported … Kelly was sprung from jail back in March after a benefactor covered his $161,633 tab for back child support. After he was released, Kelly went back to court to ask the judge to lower the $20k amount, claiming he could no longer afford it.
That hearing was scheduled for Wednesday but in the meantime … he’s still on the hook for $20k+ per month.
Sheesh!! It looks like R. Kelly has his hands full and pockets empty!