By G9ija

R Kelly has reportedly thrown himself into producing new music in an attempt to distract himself from his ongoing legal battles.

Kelly was arrested and detained in jail for failing to pay child support, allegedly owing more than eight months in payments for his three children, which hadn’t been paid to his ex-wife Andrea.

He was released on Saturday (9 March) after an anonymous person paid the $161,000 (£122,000) he owes.

It was the second time Kelly has been arrested in recent weeks, as he has also been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse by four victims, three of which were underage at the time. He has denied the charges.

The Ignition singer was released after posting $100k of his $1million bail – allegedly paid for by a 47-year-old Chicago business owner.

TMZ reports that Kelly is now turning his attentions to making new music as a form of therapy and distraction from his current legal battles and those close to Kelly are concerned if he stops working on new music he could suffer a breakdown. They added that the music isn’t for public consumption.