R. Kelly introduced on social media that he’ll be going to Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, however the tweet was later deleted.
“See y’all quickly” the submit stated, accompanied by an image of Kelly and the declaration “The King of R&B.” No dates or venues had been revealed.
The tour tweet was deleted following a backlash from Twitter customers who urged followers to not purchase live performance tickets and criticized the announcement, stating the irony that “R. Kelly is happening tour as a substitute of jail.” No new prison costs have been filed towards Kelly since the newest alleged sexual misconduct was delivered to mild. Several earlier circumstances have been settled out of court docket. In 2008, he was discovered not responsible in a trial on little one pornography costs.
Kelly’s profession has been stifled since a #MuteRKelly marketing campaign gained momentum final 12 months to protest his alleged sexual abuse of girls and women, which Kelly denies. Lifetime’s documentary collection “Surviving R. Kelly” final month drew much more consideration to the allegations, and his report label has reportedly dropped him.
Australia has denied entry to different foreigners on character grounds, amongst them troubled R&B singer Chris Brown, convicted categorized doc leaker Chelsea Manning, anti-vaxxer Kent Heckenlively and Gavin McInnes, founding father of the all-male far-right group Proud Boys.
“If the Immigration Minister suspects non-citizen doesn’t cross the character check, or there’s a danger to the group whereas they’re in Australia, he ought to use the powers he has underneath the Migration Act to disclaim or cancel their visa,” senior opposition lawmaker Shayne Neumann stated in an announcement.
Australia’s Home Affairs Department stated it didn’t touch upon particular person circumstances. But the division stated in an announcement there have been sturdy authorized provisions to dam entry to anybody “discovered to not be of excellent character.”
Kelly is a multiplatinum R&B star who has not solely notched a number of hits for himself, but additionally many high-profile performers.