R. Kelly's lawyer has handed a $62,000 (R891 000) cheque to his ex-wife to bring his child support payments up to date.
The 52-year-old singer spent a short spell in Cook County Jail in March for failing to pay more than $161,000 (R23 million) child support to his ex-wife Andrea Lee, but he was released days later, and a payment has now been made at a hearing in Chicago on Wednesday, May 8.
The hearing is the first in his divorce case with Andrea to be held in public in 2013 after a judge previously sealed the proceedings, but Cook County Judge Lori Rosen has now ruled in favour of Andrea's motion to unseal the case.
Alison Motta, Andrea's lawyer, is quoted by the Chicago Sun-Times as saying: "Ms. Kelly appreciates the fact that Mr. Kelly is not going to have any special protection above and beyond what anyone else has.
"[If] he doesn't take his responsibilities seriously, doesn't comply with his obligations to his children, it's gonna get filed and people will know."