R. Kelly calls cult report “a bunch of crap,” still going on tour amid allegations

Randee St. Nicholas/ RCA RecordsA new scandal isn’t going to stop R. Kelly from hitting the road.  

The singer tweeted a brief video announcement to tell fans that his forthcoming After Party Tour will go on, regardless of the report that he’s an alleged cult leader harboring several young women in several of his residences. 

In the clip, Kelly explains, “I just wanna let all of my fans out there know that despite all of the crap y’all hearing, I will be coming to the East Coast to do my show.”  

He continues, “And believe me ya’ll, it’s a bunch of crap. I hope to see y’all there. I love y’all.”  

R. Kelly’s East Coast tour stops include Virginia Beach, Baltimore, Maryland, White Plains, New York and Mount Pleasant and Detroit in Michigan.

As previously reported, the allegations regarding Kelly stem from a BuzzFeed report that claims the R&B singer, who has homes near Chicago and Atlanta, is keeping up to six women at his various properties and controlling every aspect of their everyday lives, from what they eat and wear to their sexual encounters with him.   

Kelly has since denied these claims. One of Kelly’s alleged captives has denied that she’s being held against her will, and has insisted that she’s fine.

The author of the Buzzfeed report is the same journalist who reported on Kelly’s 2008 court case, in which the entertainer was acquitted of 14 charges of making child pornography.  

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