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R. Kelly is desperate to meet his prior obligations to perform in Dubai to help pay his mounting legal fees and child support bills. The troubled R&B singer is booked to perform 3 concert dates in Dubai, sources tell CBS 2 in Chicago.

Kelly, 52, was arrested last week and released after he paid his ex-wife $161,000 in back child support.

Family and friends are chipping in to help Kelly pay $21,000 a month in court-ordered child support to Drea Kelly for their three children.

Kelly also spent three nights in jail after he was indicted on Feb. 22 on 10 counts of aggravated sex abuse of three minors nearly 2 decades ago.

A friend paid $100,000 cash to post Kelly's $1 million bond. The judge seized his passport and ordered him to remain in Chicago as a condition of his bond.

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On Friday, Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg filed a motion asking a judge to allow the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer to travel for work in Dubai.

According to ABC13 in Chicago, Kelly's motion will reference three concert dates from April 17 to 19 that were previously booked in Dubai.

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Greenberg is expected to argue that the singer's job requires him to travel, and that a recently denied performance permit in the U.S. proves he needs to be able to travel outside of the U.S. to earn a living.

Kelly is requesting to travel via private jet because he "needs to pay his day to day living expenses," as well as the excessive costs of child support and other child-related expenses, and a money judgment against him for back rent on his Chicago studio, according to ABC13.

  • SpiceGirl

    Like THEY won't know WHO you are and WHAT you did...FOH Kelz

  • Mielle Downey

    They have child brides 8n the Arab world he will fit right in. It the social norm over there.

  • Topic Influencer

    He will fit right on in with the other pissers, child bride having ass, etc native men there.

  • Topic Influencer

    Jinx

  • Mielle Downey

    Rkelly is not seen as a predetor in the Arab world . It is normal for men to have child brides and multiple wives there. Their culture will make him fit right in.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile this a fool !!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This man still playing victim .... shyt is sick ......

  • MsChocolate

    He's so crazy.

  • SpiceGirl

    Shame!

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    He believes he can fly away to Dubai (but I bet those foolish girls don't even have passports), smh

  • Cricket404

    Has anybody checked on Drea and the children?

  • Look@m3

    Im so happy to hear that Morris Brown College is seeking to get their accreditation back! Puts a smile on my face!

  • WinterIsComing

    If he goes to Dubai, he won’t be coming back. I smell this scam a mile a way...

  • Topic Influencer

    They out spending their $161k in peace.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Put a smile on my boogie ass cousin face.

  • RealATLPeach36

    That’s why he wants private planes

  • Renee Bee

    Lol.

  • Cricket404

    There is no peace when Daddy is in the news, I hope they are in counseling.

  • EasyBreezy

    Great minds think alike; I was getting ready to type the same thing. They best hurry! It take a minute to get a passport. And even with expedited requests, they may not get it by early April. A continued mess...

  • EasyBreezy

    Only until I was an adult did I understand what my grandmother would ALWAYS say; "Baby, if you give a dance you gotta' pay the band." Seems appropriate here...

  • EasyBreezy

    OMG! You are correct. He may leave his OLDER women behind and look anew.

  • iWasteTime

    Why is Y'all President talking about a dead man?! !
    I wonder if McCain is haunting his ass .... lolol

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Right! Disrespectful FOOL!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Daddy been in the news their ENTIRE lives so Im pretty sure they have a few therapists on speed dial???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    The judge will NOT grant this PLUS he is out on Bail so I’m https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a31debede678915a150503228f77ff2759d8520e246cc52e28d52d7b8edc52e4.gif

    On this one!

  • SkittlesDUH

    They BET NOT let his ass leave the county for nothing.... They'll have another Roman Polanski on their hands because if he leave he NOT coming back.... That'd be the dumbest move of the century on their part lets be real... If I was the judge I would be like he better stick to the cookouts & hole in the wall clubs that he used to

  • Tinytoon

    I'm sorry, but why do I have "Feeling on yo booty" stuck in my head? He's trying to get to Dubai just to do that. ?

  • WinterIsComing

    ??????

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Private jet? Let him hang onto the wing...in coach.

  • Tinytoon

    Cause he's mad that the dead man will always be respected. Him, goes to Twitter to complain as his usual.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Said this same shyt yesterday ..... chile he a damn fool too smh .... Fools on da loose

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Exactly!

  • WhoKnew

    That pee/shyt pimp ain't looking to go to no Dubai for work. He's looking for a safe place to have pee/shyt sex with some underage girls. Looking like a damned addicted pee/shyt dope fiend.

    To borrow the gif from @IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs used below, I'm calling the bullshit hotline too. I can hear the judge now. Pish, pash, be gone fo I lock your trifling ass back up again.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a31debede678915a150503228f77ff2759d8520e246cc52e28d52d7b8edc52e4.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Lot of people on her believe in guilt till proven innocent so much for civil rights and due process

  • Truth7981

    My friend's husband completed a tour overseas not to long ago. He told me a lot of good ole boys enjoy touring because of the young girls who visit their camps at night. R Kelley not above any of the mess. Low key I am sure my friends dude was about that life too. Damn shame

  • Dowoop

    If he wants to gets pissed and shitted on for a change then let him.

  • Dowoop

    The kids don't consider him a dad.

  • Greatgrape37

    stupid smh

  • Dowoop

    Really? Y'all passport service sucks. You can get a passport in 10 days and within 24hrs in Canada if you expedite it.

  • Dowoop

    Lmfao... Don't have a heart attack now.

  • Ms..N
  • MsSapphire9800

    I am not defending him...but they refuse to lower the child support order...but won't let him earn money. I am still confuse on why he is paying child support for an 19 & 21 yrs old...that is not in any school. He is due to perform in GERMANY not DUBAI....Germany has an extradition treaty with the US...so will have to return to the US regardless.

  • Yoni7

    I am still confuse on why he is paying child support for an 19 & 21 yrs old
    ________________
    My daughter is 24 and he STILL OWES. I got a summons in the mail the other day because HE is in contempt.

  • OvertheMississippi

    They some d@mn fools. I wish I would help pay a nothing @ss ninja’s child support!

  • OvertheMississippi

    Put them sister wives to work. What do they do all day? Surely not eat and use the restroom and talk to family. ???

  • MsSapphire9800

    I understand back support...but he is presently paying for all 3 children.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    it gives me the creeps to voice it, but the reality is that they may be "aging out" ...they're heading towards their mid-20s, so he certainly won't keep them around into their 30s (not as "girlfriends" anyway) *shudders*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you're in Canada???
    (you know Drake? j/k... LOL!)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i was wondering how that would work, LOL!!!
    RK: "yo' honor, can i go 'work' in Dubai? i know i don't have gig YET, but i'm pretty sure if i get over there, they'll want me to perform"
    JUDGE: FOH!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Truth7981

    Hell, my friend 42 and still gets back child support. Dude never paid and the state never forgot neither!

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    Very nice, my Alma Mater should try for theirs next

  • MsSapphire9800

    WTH...I know his father is going crazy...how the hell do you still owe for a 42 yrs old.

  • Raquel

    Pedophilla is legal overseas in Dubai. How old were those girls?

  • Love Luv

    So he’s going oversees now to pimp those girls to the billionaires and also himself. For top coin. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9564a50eb00648b8e79e993caaf49eba720fb0cc50fe4af50bb5133eb8bf8612.gif

  • Truth7981

    The father was a truck driver and didn't receive w2s. No shit

  • Dowoop

    Lmao.. He actually went to the same highschool as my sister.

  • KLove

    You can actually have a passport by tomorrow, but it cost big $$$$

  • Yoni7

    Maybe the state laws or something. IDK

  • Thingamajig

    Welp, I hope he keeps his hands off the underage girls over there. The Middle East is a dangerous place to be if you’re a female.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    cool!

  • WhoKnew

    It depends on how they structured their court order. When I got a divorce nearly 20 years ago, neither me nor my EX had an attorney. I typed an agreement for him to pay child support and college for our son and we had it notarized. I also put language in there that it could only be modified by a judge. I asked for $800 a month for our son until he was 25 y/o and for him to pay for his school/college until he was 26. He agreed. And, instead of paying $800 a month, he paid $1,000 a month. Later, he wanted a change. I represented myself and he had an attorney this time. He had the worst low-budget attorney who had a master plan which was to get the agreement adopted into a court order and then try to have the judge quash it. His attorney asked for a sidebar at the bench with the judge. He knew damned well he wasn't supposed to do that without including me in that conversation. Knowing this I sat there and let him do it. I overheard him telling the judge they would agree to the same terms in a court order and then come back to court and plead his case that he didn't know what he was signing. We went back to court, I told the new judge what his attorney and the judge did at the last hearing and what they said. Boo-yah. The judge stabbed my Ex's attorney with his eyes and said the order would remain as is. A win for my son!

  • Tiffany Blake

    Let that man work. He has the right to make a living.

  • Bonita

    "Kelly is requesting to travel via private jet because he "needs to pay his day to day living expenses,""

    He needs money for day to day, yet he's willing to chalk up thousands of dollars for a private jet? A person with cash flow problems should be flying United or Emirates.

  • Renee26

    ? ? ?

  • Renee26

    Lol Sis back child support doesn't stop because the kids turn 18... If he owed in the past he owes until the debt is paid. My sister gets child support for her 34 yr old son cause it didn't start getting paid until after he was very grown.

  • Desi

    Boeing 737 Max 8.

  • Renee26

    ?

  • MsSapphire9800

    Key word...COLLEGE...neither of these young ladies is in college...they are busy pursuing music careers....I am just curious...never did a child support order...hopefully I will not in the future...and I am so happy for your son...wish him luck on his degree.

  • Renee26

    Ok!! How you claiming financial troubles but want luxury accommodations??

    Put his ass in the back but not too close to the bathroom ?

  • Look@m3

    What's your alma mater?

  • WhoKnew

    Thank you. He's finished college and graduated and received his degree. I might pull those pics out when I get back from running an errand. I was so proud of him and I was so glad I fought back to get the financial help I knew I would need to house, clothe and feed my son and have him go to college. I had to get him off the street before he ended up running with the wrong crowd. He's doing well as a result of the financial help his father gave me to help with his education.

    Yeah, when children of entertainers don't work, they always claim to be working on a music career. One can always fall back on their education and a degree.

  • Renee26

    Yes! Let his team fly it too so no innocent pilot goes down with them

  • RUSSIA Love

    Good for him

  • RUSSIA Love

    Why ???

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Surely not eat and use the restroom and talk to family.
    ____________________________________________
    Excuse me. I'll be right back. I need to gather my composure.????

  • Seldomseen

    Yeah, a lot of those sayings make sense now.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Awww I am smiling and in tear like he is mine child...Love to see young black men get that degree...Go Proud Mommy!!!!

  • justlooking

    Yeah, most judges agree with the parent that is taking care of the child. YEAP

    My ex-husband tried this...He looked like a fool.

  • Dee
  • justlooking

    They come up in here talking about what in the nationality, to include defending pissy Kel.

  • justlooking

    It depends on the court order. YEAP

    My son got support until age 20, because that what I asked for, and based on the circumstances the judge was in agreement.

  • justlooking

    DAMN

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    Robert, Robert, Robert!!! You think we stupid!!!! Naw B your gonna stay and face these charges!!

  • Marlika

    He has 3 kids by her not sure how old the 3rd one is. Regardless his ugly ass wife doesn’t need that much a month. She’s able to work, she can go teach a dance class or something.?????

  • Luv Pitties

    Robert you crying po mouth you better fly Southwest or catch a crop duster

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    This reminded me of an episode of 'ATLANTA'.

  • Marlika

    His ass is just beyond miserable! He’s probably mad because he won’t have a home going like McCain. Who’s going to attend or even have anything nice to say besides his family??????

  • MsSapphire9800

    17 (son)...19..(daughter/son).21 yrs old...(daughter).

  • Marlika

    I got mine in a week and I didn't expedite it. And I did it during the govt shutdown I was surprised when I opened the mailbox and seen it.?

  • EasyBreezy

    That's awesome! I waited 7 weeks for mine and that was almost 15 years ago.

  • Marlika

    Thanks I knew there’s a s third one.

  • Marlika

    Wow that’s crazy. I honestly thought mine was gonna take 5 weeks like Twan at the Post Office told me.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    He better get on Grindr and make it do what it do with that cape and mask???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • bbjuarez

    I laughed so hard that I nearly threw up!!!!!

  • ATL White Guy

    R. Kelly would fit right in in Dubai. I hear they like water sports with American women too.

  • shauna

    It's possible depending on how well the terms were negotiated that the private jet is being paid for by the promoter of the shows.

    What I want to know is there an extradition policy in place between Dubai and the US in the event he tries to flee the function?

  • Blue

    Hide ya kids.

  • Jazzy

    He has a lot of problems.

  • Karen Brady

    THIS HEADLINE HAS ME IN TEARS AND YA'LL KNOW WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bonita

    I'll be shocked if the judge allows him to leave the country.

  • Karen Brady

    *HOT AZZ TEARS*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NewNew

    ??????????????

  • Bonita

    I agree, but he's a liability. If he goes to another country and commits similar acts then that'll cost that judge his seat. The ninja better figure out how he can make money in his own backyard.

  • jwoo250

    Its back child support so that's from not paying over the years when they were younger. That's why they are paying her monthly until its paid off. So it's money he owes. My ex husband had to pay back child support so he quit his job so he wouldn't have to pay my step kids mama at the time. Men do some messed up crap. That's probably what Kellz did too. Stopped paying her thinking it wasn't going to catch up with him.

  • Bonita

    Well if he puts them to work over in Dubai while he's there, they'll make enough money to pay his child support for the rest of 2019, with enough left over to apply toward his legal fees. They're used to eating and drinking a little piss and isht, so that should be easy money.

  • NewNew

    Well then my father still owes me/my mother. Gotta find him first though, sigh.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    "catch a crop duster"... Dayum!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!

  • Guess Who

    He looks like he's bloated to the rim with shit.
    Like he's constipated and ain't shit in 2 weeks.
    Now he's going to Dubai "looking for work" and probably will find it getting SHIT ON by rich, black hating A-rabs.

    0_o

  • Guest

    R. Kelly, try celibacy.

  • Elevated Soul

    Dubai is the last place that his foolish butt should go because they have Sharia Law there.

    I do believe they actually see a difference between a man marrying a child as opposed to someone being a pedophile.

  • Trace da Ace

    Robert better start looking at the want ads, selling peen (somebody out there still wants it, I guess) or asking that dude Jeffrey for job at Trader Joe's......cause he will NEVER find work as an entertainer...no more! He might as well hang that up! Cause child support will keep on coming and his bills will keep on rising....aint much 2 concert dates will do for him......I heard Walmart is hiring for the summer season tho....

  • Trace da Ace

    damn...I laughed so hard...I actually crop dusted.....my bad to the lady sitting in front of me....lmbao

  • MsSapphire9800

    Everyone keep talking about Dubai...when he is not schedule to perform there ....he is schedule to perform in Germany..April 12-14...to sold out arenas.

  • Truth7981

    Good luck with that. So sad..just depressing

  • Tiffany Blake

    A liability to who? The "victims" knew what they were getting themselves into when they were sleeping with R. Kelly and gave their full consent. They wanted the glitz and the glam. If I am 16 or 17 and commit a crime, I would be tried as an adult because I know what I am doing. These girls and their families knew what they were doing.

  • Nina Ross

    He needs to hire an attorney to look at his bad recording contracts & conduct a financial audit to see what happened to all of his $$$

  • Nina Ross

    They marry child-brides THAT is pedophilia tf

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    If that is the case, I see the spicy girl that used to be a boy then a girl again (whew that was a handful) come straight back home because they like to get their poop ? on I heard on because they do women DIRTAY over there
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8784080738cb0f0091e76670ceb74476e140355cbdccf8e59c43d9a2fc732419.gif

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • ClaireHuxtable

    Right! So his next hit won't "Trapped in the Lavatory".

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Alextra Ballard

    Cdfu@crop dusta

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    It doesn't sounds like it's an option for him. Always have to have his as stuck in something. With the indifference he displays towards his sex partners he should have just gotten an anatomically correct blow up doll. He would still have his millions and no STDs. Or he could go stick his junk in an electrical outlet for the constant charge he needs.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93c612d35f9e6a72924162afba8d5651e08f1ec99cf7893418f932caf6beec78.jpg

  • Alextra Ballard

    Kellz asz runnin around like he ain got a care in the wurl...no charges pending, no nutn..ain't no judge finna let him go to Dubai. If his request is granted he bedda be careful and hope they don't put him on a Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Hope he knows he can't take that shit over to Dubai! They will feed him to their pet Lions and Cheetahs plus has anyone seen the video that went viral I believe with the men firing the guns in the air in the wedding?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Alll day your grandmother was a very wise woman!

  • Bonita

    Never mind. You don't get it.

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    Barber-Scotia College

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    At all smdh!

  • Luv Pitties

    ??

  • Luv Pitties

    But for real though he got other people paying his bills and he wants to fly and floss...chile,smh

  • Luv Pitties

    ??

  • Vegas1989

    He better do Uber or Lyft and call it the day to meet his day to day needs. It's a honest 9 to 5 how every he works it...

  • EasyBreezy

    Twan sounds like a name of a person I'd side-eye alot. You?

  • EasyBreezy

    Yes - psychologically sick people use that as a 1st, and regular resort, in addition to the blame game. *years of counseling paying off again*

  • onelove

    he's going to go over there and won't come back!

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Request DENIED. ? Bye Kellz

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Elevated Soul

    I don't know what everyone else is talking about because to be real,I just heard about this Dubai thing.

    I can't begin to see him selling out a concert in Germany especially since many military stations have closed down there.

  • Yup, I said it

    He should of been done self deported over there. Seems like his proclivities wouldn't be a crime over there. They could have him.

  • Yup, I said it

    Lolol, the pied piper would start trying to go after any weak minded women that needs a ride.

  • Khaliah

    If Arra goes to Dubai, he is definitely NOT coming back. Nobody's expecting him to pay anything. I hate to cast a negative specter over this, but life as Arra knows it has changed dramatically and he will never be the star he once was. He's expected, and destined, to fail from this point forward. He won't have to worry about paying any bills where he's going. I mean, is anybody really expecting him to make a ton of money and dole it all out paying bills? He showed he doesn't pay or he wouldn't be in this mess with child support. How you do anything is how you do everything. It's like after you get so far behind in rent and then on the verge of eviction, are you really gonna pay the back rent?

  • DeJeri

    Hes going over there to pee on some children.

  • Patricia

    so it does have its perks as well

  • Patricia

    men owe what they owe no matter how long they go without paying. my nieghbor's husband was a deadbeat for years after he abandoned them living off his women and mama, but, as soon as he got himself together decades later, he had to pay his ex wife just the same, garnished just the same. the kids were officially adults, but he still had to pay all of his court ordered child support.

  • Allihave2say

    He will be the spirit breaker of the many African slaves being kept in houses of abuse, neglect and sweat.

  • Allihave2say

    over there he will be celebrated until he pimps one of theirs and they chop his head off.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    IDK why Barry Hankerson won't at least give the guy back 2% of his publishing so he can get a nice place with at least 2 bathrooms. People always asking why Barry won't release Aaliyah's music on streaming sites. He doesn't have to; he owns the bulk of R's publishing.

    Topic: The judge will grant it. He has to perform to make money. I hate seeing this for any artist who spent years recording music.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah, they'll get on him real quick. I remember when Dallas Austin went over there and got thrown in jail for having cocaine. He had to call in a favor from some heavyweights with international pull to get out. That fool aint been back over there since.

  • PISCES

    Just adding My 2cents yall didn't ask for. But....
    1. Cyntoia Brown was convicted of murder and robbery of a 43yr old perverted pedophile who paid her for sex; she was sentenced to 51-years-to-life at 16. Apparently the justice system believed she knew better than a pedo.
    2. In 1974, Howard Allen beat to death 85-year-old woman while robbing her. He was convicted of manslaughter and was sentenced to 2 to 21 years! In 1984, he was paroled by a state JUDGE & a few years later, he was linked to 12 robberies and assaults on the elderly, as well as two more murders. Apparently, that state judge wasn't worried about liability when he released this serial killer on the public. ijs #unmuteRKelly

  • PISCES

    daughter/son? LMAO!

  • Bonita

    Neither of those crimes were committed in another country. So I'm not quite understanding your point.

  • OvertheMississippi

    ???

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