Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

R Kelly deletes tweet announcing tour after backlash

R Kelly deletes tweet announcing tour after backlash

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Kelly, whose career has been circling the commode ever since the airing of Lifetime's thunderclap of a docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly" one month ago, has announced tour dates about as far as geographically possible from the United States: Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

"See y'all soon" the post said, accompanied by a picture of Kelly and the declaration "The King of R&B".

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The country has previously denied visas to Chris Brown and Floyd Mayweather, the paper reported.

But now, to the surprise of few, Kelly has deleted the tweet announcing said tour.

"R. Kelly has no business coming to Australia".

The new run of shows comes after Kelly had a number of concerts in the USA cancelled, and was also dropped by his record label, after allegations that he has been holding women captive in a sex cult emerged and were documented in the Lifetime series, Surviving R. Kelly. The company did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment.

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