Amid countless sexual-misconduct allegations levelled against him, it seems has-been singer R. Kelly is now taking advantage of his time in the spotlight.
The 52-year-old just revealed plans for an upcoming tour — one as far away from the U.S. as possible at that.
Although no details were listed, Kelly tweeted that he would be collaborating with Melbourne-based entertainment company Flamingo Dreamz, on a tour throughout Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
Unsurprisingly, many people are not happy with this announcement. “See y’all soon,” Kelly wrote on Twitter.
It’s been only one month since the conclusion of Lifetime’s gritting and harrowing six-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly.
The Dream Hampton-produced exposé details the longtime controversy surrounding Kelly and his history of alleged sex crimes against a shocking number of young women.
With more than 50 conducted interviews — including quotes from former collaborators and victims of Kelly’s alleged sex crimes — Hampton hoped to expose as many allegations of predatory tendencies and sexual misconduct levelled against the singer as she could.
Kelly has denied all of these allegations.
The end goal was for enough victims of his alleged crimes to come forward that an official investigation is launched into him by the authorities.
Since the show’s conclusion, Kelly’s Chicago studio space has been investigated and he has been evicted by the property owner.
In this Feb. 12, 2011, photo, R. Kelly performs at the pre-Grammy gala & salute in Beverly Hills, Calif.
While a small number of loyal fans were delighted with the news of a tour, many were outraged. #MuteRKelly quickly became a trending topic and users didn’t bother to pull their punches.
“Australia? Not if i can help it,” wrote an Australian Twitter user.
“Challenge accepted to alert the media and get this cancelled,” one user wrote with a middle-finger emoji.
No tour dates, venues or ticket details have been revealed yet, however, Flamingo Dreamz is an official company and has worked in the past with Ja Rule — whose career is also dwindling amid the Fyre Festival scam controversy.
Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music on Jan. 9, 2019, in Chicago, Ill.
As of this writing, Kelly has not been charged or convicted of any of the recent allegations of sexual misconduct.
The authorities are still asking victims of Kelly’s alleged sex crimes to file complaints against the singer so they can launch further investigations.
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