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R. Kelly has been dropped from the lineup of a Chicago concert as the #MuteRKelly campaign continues to cripple the R&B singer’s career.
In a statement on its website, Ticketmaster announced that R. Kelly “is no longer performing” at the upcoming 2018 Love Jam concert. They did not provide further explanation of the cancellation.
The change comes after increasing pressure on the University of Illinois at Chicago to cancel the show amid continued accusations and evidence of sexual misconduct by R. Kelly. More than 1,300 students and staff at the school signed a petition to prevent the controversial singer from performing at the college, according to NBC Chicago.
But it appears that the Grammy-award winning singer’s team has yet to receive any notification of a cancellation, the Chicago Tribune reports.
“We have received no official notice of any changes in plans for the May 5 concert, and R. Kelly has been looking forward to performing for his fans in his hometown,” his team said.
The cancellation comes after Kelly’s lawyer, assistant, and publicist dumped the singer following recent allegations made in BBC Three documentary R. Kelly: Sex, Girls, and Videotapes. Kelly was also recently accused of infecting a woman with an STD after grooming her for his sex cult.
And as calls for his label RCA to drop R. Kelly remain unanswered, radio host Tom Joyner agreed last week to stop supporting the singer’s music on his popular morning show.
R. Kelly has yet to respond to some of the allegations.
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