The explosive Buzzfeed report read ’round the world involving R. Kelly orchestrating an alleged sex cult of younger women has put the R&B singer in a negative light once more. However, Kelly released a video denying the allegations, calling them “crap.”
“Despite all of the crap y’all hearing, I will be coming to the East Coast to do my show,” the singer says in a recorded video posted to his Twitter on Thursday night (July 27). Watch it below.
Kelly is scheduled to perform three nights of shows this weekend, beginning Friday night (July 28) in Virginia Beach, Va., followed by Baltimore and White Plains, N.Y. There’s also a show planned in Detroit Aug. 5.
This is the first time Kelly has been seen since the report came out, in which the reporter and various sources close to Kelly say that he is keeping several young women “hostage” and grooming them to please him sexually.
One of his alleged captives, Jocelyn Savage, was recorded saying that she is “totally fine” living under Kelly’s roof.
“Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him,” Kelly’s lawyer said after the report began gaining traction. “Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>East Coast…see U this weekend 4 <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheAfterPartyTour?src=hash”>#TheAfterPartyTour</a> ! –VIRGINIA BEACH yall got next! BALTIMORE & WHITE PLAINS, NY see u soon<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/KellzInTown?src=hash”>#KellzInTown</a> <a href=”https://t.co/4NuAffwqgq”>pic.twitter.com/4NuAffwqgq</a></p>— R. Kelly (@rkelly) <a href=”https://twitter.com/rkelly/status/890753816462843904″>July 28, 2017</a></blockquote>
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This article originally appeared in Vibe.