The embattled singer got out of jail Saturday, thanks to a mystery donor who paid off the $161,000 Kelly failed to give his ex-wife in child support.
“I promise you, we’re going to straighten all this stuff out,” said the 52-year-old singer told reporters following his release.
“That’s all I can say right now. I promise you.”
Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the Cook County sheriff, which operates the jail, did not know who paid the back child support, according to the Associated Press.
Kelly had been locked up in Cook County, Illinois, since Wednesday.
His release from a solo cell and 24/7 observation came after Kelly’s reps told reporters that he could afford to pay $50,000 to $60,000 of the support money to his ex, Andrea “Drea” Kelly, but not the full amount.
The couple has a 20-year-old daughter, Joann, and two teenage sons, Robert Jr. and Jay.
And it marked the second time in three weeks that the entertainer walked out of the same jail.
On Feb. 22, he was taken into custody there after state prosecutors charged him with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.
But he got sprung three days later when a suburban Chicago business owner ponied up his $100,000 bail.
Valencia Patrice Love, of Romeoville, has described herself as a friend of Kelly and a fan of his music.
Love owns a number of restaurants, according to records obtained by the Daily Mail, as well as a child-care facility, the Lord and Child Christian Day Care.
Not all the news on Saturday was good for Kelly.
Attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted Saturday that he’s found new evidence that Kelly “and his handlers transported underage girls across state lines for the purpose of allowing him to sexually assault them.”
The LA lawyer, who reps an unnamed “whistleblower” in the ongoing criminal case, said on Twitter than he plans to hand over his evidence to “law enforcement.”
Last month Avenatti said he had uncovered videotape of Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl multiple times.
State prosecutors in Chicago say Kelly abused four victims, three of them underage girls, from 1998 to 2010.
The singer, who was tried and acquitted on 14 counts involving child pornography in 2008, has denied the new charges.
“It’s open season on R. Kelly,” said his attorney, Steve Greenberg, Saturday.
Kelly told “CBS This Morning” last week that all his accusers were lying about him.
He also claimed thieves had stolen money from his bank accounts.