In the 2nd part of R. Kelly's interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, the singer said he is down to his last $350,000 in his bank account.
Kelly, who was previously arrested for aggravated sex abuse, sat down with King for his first interview since his arrest.
He was thrown back in jail on Wednesday while in court for a child support hearing.
In the second part of his interview, Kelly attempted to explain to King why he couldn't post bond or pay his ex-wife nearly $200,000 in child support.
"So many people have been stealing my money. People was connected to my account. I went by myself for the first time to a Bank of America. Didn’t know what I was doing, didn’t know what was going on … three weeks ago to a month," he told King.
Kelly said he was "tired of not knowing where my money was, where my publishing was."
He said a teller told him he had $350,000 in his account. He instructed her to open a new account and transfer the money into that account.
He claimed he didn't have access to those funds when he was arrested.
"How can I pay child support? How? If my ex-wife is destroying my name and I can't work. How can I work? how can I get paid? How can I take care of my kids? How?" he wailed to someone off camera.
He denied ex-wife Drea Kelly's claims that he once beat her and hogtied her on a bed.
"I flew in on a helicopter with a damn puppy and I proposed to Drea whom I was in love with and told her, 'Hey look I make mistakes I'm not perfect,'" the singer said, tears streaming down his face.
"What kind of woman would tear down a dad who's trying to have a relationship with their kids?"
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