R. Kelly ordered to use royalties to pay child support

Singer R. Kelly is currently behind bars.
Singer R. Kelly is currently behind bars.

R. Kelly has reportedly been ordered to use his royalties to pay his child support.

The 52-year-old singer – who is currently in jail awaiting trial on numerous federal and state charges – previously spent a short spell behind bars earlier this year after failing to pay more than $161,000 in child support to his ex-wife Andrea Lee.

And according to TMZ, Kelly – who paid off his original debts – has now been ordered by a judge to use his royalties from his extensive music catalogue, including those from entities such as Sony and BMI, to keep up with his $20,833 monthly payments to Andrea.

Following his prison time for his debts, the Ignition hitmaker paid Andrea in three separate payments of $62,000, $32,000, and $21,000, which were split across three months.

Currently, Kelly is behind bars waiting to go to trial on multiple charges related to sexual abuse in New York, Chicago, and Minnesota, all of which he has pled not guilty to.