R KELLY STRUGGLES TO STUMP UP $100K


R. Kelly is still in jail after he failed to stump up $100 000 needed for his freedom. A judge ruled that the R&B star could go free if he pays 10 percent of a $1 million bail.

The Cook County Sheriff's Office website Sunday says Kelly - one of the best-selling music artists of all time - is still in its 7,000-inmate complex in Chicago.

Defense lawyer Steve Greenberg told the judge that Kelly's finances are 'a mess.' Greenberg later said he had hoped Kelly would have been released Saturday.

A judge set bond at $1 million, meaning the Grammy winner must post $100,000 to be released.

Kelly's lawyers had asked for a lower bond amount, arguing that the defendant's finances are a mess in part because he was recently dropped by his record label.

He also had to surrender his passport even though his attorney, Steve Greenberg, said Kelly is not a flight risk, telling the judge: 'Contrary to the song, Mr Kelly doesn’t like to fly.'

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