R. Kelly is going on tour in 2019. You read that right.
The “Ignition – Remix” singer, 52, who has been accused of sexual abuse by multiple women in recent months, paid his poor publicity no mind when he announced he’d be hitting the road again in the near future. (RELATED: Cops Crash R. Kelly’s Birthday Party For Supposed Arrest Warrant. Here’s What Went Down)
“NEW TOUR ALERT,” the artist wrote in an Instagram caption announcing he was going on tour. “Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka see y’all soon!”
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R. Kelly, who remains a free man despite being accused of running a sex cult and sexually assaulting multiple women, hasn’t quite felt the pinch from the recent allegations. And it may be partly due to his extremely loyal fans, who, after his revelations of his misbehavior broke last year, sent his downloads soaring. (RELATED: Fans Don’t React To R. Kelly’s Sexual Abuse Allegations The Way You’d Expect)
And now, judging by the comments left on R. Kelly’s Instagram page, his fans are going to stick by him on this decision, too.
“Fly above all the haters!! Shake it off!! Do your thing! Come to CLE, I’ll buy a ticket!!” one commenter wrote.
“We love you R.Kelly,” another wrote.
“Stay strong! You will forever be the King of R&B. Your fans are 100% behind you,” one wrote.
Dozens more like these have flooded the rapper’s page. It looks, for now, like R. Kelly won’t be going anywhere soon.