R. Kelly‘s fans were willing and ready to put their money where their mouth is when they launched several GoFundMe campaigns in an effort to provide financial aid to the troubled R&B singer.
Unfortunately, GoFundMe wasn’t having it!
Jenny Perillo, spokeswoman for the crowdfunding site confirmed they shut down several accounts launched on behalf of the Pied Piper.
These campaigns violate GoFundMe’s terms of service and they’ve been removed from the platform.
I can confirm that our terms of service prohibit raising money on GoFundMe for the legal defense of a violent crime.
GoFundMe may have pumped the brakes of some fans, but that didn’t stop Valencia Love from coming through with the $100,000 bond needed to free the singer from Cook County Jail on Monday.
— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) February 26, 2019
Valencia, who is a business and daycare owner, spoke with Fox 32 News reporter Tia Kemp and gave her the scoop on why she bailed the embattled singer out of jail.
Read the notes from their convo below.
Hopefully, Valencia has some more coins in the stash because Kells has to pay off the $169,000 he owes Andrea Kelly in back child support by March 3 or he will be thrown back in jail.