“Mr. Kelly Needs To Earn Money” – R.Kelly Seeks Permission To Travel For Concerts In Dubai

After struggling to get work in the U.S. due to his February arrest on sex-abuse charges, R. Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, is set to file a motion on Friday to request that the singer can fly via private jet to Dubai next month to perform at a set of previously scheduled concerts, according to ABC News.

He faces 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse for allegedly abusing four young women, three of whom were underage at the time. Kelly pleaded not guilty to all the charges in a hearing in February. Due to these charges, a judge ordered the singer to surrender his passport since he cannot legally leave the country.

The concerts which were previously booked are scheduled between April 17 and April 19 with three to five shows. Two concerts which were previously scheduled in Germany have been canceled. “If you can’t play a show. If you can’t go out on tour, they’re not streaming your music anymore obviously you’re going to have financial problems,” Greenberg said.

Kelly is struggling to pay child support, legal fees, and other bills, Greenberg said and blames the cancellation of Illinois concerts and a record-company contract, and streaming services removing his songs. He was also arrested last month for non-payment of more than $160,000 in child support. He was bailed out on both arrests by unnamed fans after spending three days in jail.

 

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