R. Kelly isn’t letting the recent accusations against him thwart his touring plans. According to new reports, the R & B singer is continuing his tour and is playing a show in North Carolina, today, Friday, May 11th.
Protestors are expected to try and shut it down, but it isn’t currently known if they will generate enough to do so. Following the cascade of allegations which came as a part of the #MeToo movement, R. Kelly found himself in more misconduct controversy.
As you may know, this isn’t the first time either, as the star has repeatedly been involved with scandals. Back in 2008, he was acquitted on child pornography charges.
However, a sex tape between the singer and an underage girl was uncovered, but prosecutors couldn’t prosecute him due to their inability to prove that it was R. Kelly in the video.
Either way, protestors involved with the Time’s Up campaign as well as the #MeToo movement, are attempting to shut down Kelly’s upcoming concerts.
Additionally, Spotify revealed recently they would no longer feature Kelly’s music on their playlists. However, they conceded that they would not remove his music entirely.
In a statement released, executives stated they would not promote the music of those whose values are contrary to their own, but would still feature that person’s artform on their platform.
Despite the allegations against him, there have been no official convictions or charges pressed. This is partially the reason why the arena and its promoters have chosen to still have him perform.
Regarding the streaming platform’s decision to remove the singer’s music from their recommended list, R. Kelly’s team said if they were to adopt a censorship policy like that, they would have to remove many famous artists including John Lennon among many, many, others.
Moreover, some fans of the singer have claimed that R. Kelly is merely being punished for his black skin.