R. Kelly gig axed due to sex mis­con­duct claims

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SPRING­FIELD: Illi­nois of­fi­cials say a con­cert in Spring­field that was to be hosted by R. Kelly can­not take place in the wake of new sex­ual mis­con­duct al­le­ga­tions against the R&B star.

Illi­nois Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture spokes­woman Denise Al­bert told the Chicago Tri­bune that the ap­pli­ca­tion for the Spring Break Jam in April was de­nied on Thurs­day be­cause of se­cu­rity con­cerns fol­low­ing protests out­side Kelly’s Chicago stu­dio this week. Kelly has been un­der fire since the re­cent air­ing of a Life­time doc­u­men­tary Sur­viv­ing R. Kelly.

The singer has de­nied all al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct in­volv­ing women and un­der­age girls.

A tip that Kelly was hold­ing two women against their will prompted Chicago po­lice to visit his res­i­dence on Fri­day in Chicago’s Trump Tower.

Of­fi­cers in­ter­viewed Kelly and the women but found no ev­i­dence of wrong­do­ing.

— AP

Not in Illi­nois:R. Kelly was to have hosted the Spring Break Jam this April.

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