Jay-Z/R.Kelly Collabo Expected To Debut At #1

Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s

collaboration album Unfinished Business is expected to debut at #1 on

Billboard’s Top 200 charts.

The album moved

over 280,000 units during its first week in stores. The pair’s highly

touted collaboration enjoyed extra publicity, due to a very public falling out

between the two men on their Best of Both Worlds tour.

Jay-Z said the

album’s success would only worsen Kelly’s behavior.

"It makes

it seem like you can act any old way and still have a No. 1 album," Jay-Z

told the New York Times of the album claiming the #1 spot.

Kelly still maintains

that he had valid reason not to perform. The singer alleges that as he was approaching

the stage, someone in Jay-Z’s entourage pepper sprayed him, resulting

in a trip to the hospital. His lawyers filed a criminal complaint against the

attacker, who has yet-to-be identified.

"Jay-Z refuses

to acknowledge that there were good reasons for R. Kelly to be concerned about

his security," R. Kelly’s spokesperson Allan Mayer said. "He

was ready and willing to perform."

The promoter removed

Kelly from the remaining tour dates in New York. It is not clear if the entire

tour will continue. A statement is expected to be released today.

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