(AllHipHop News) For a moment, it appeared R. Kelly was headed overseas for a series of shows. The R&B singer and accused child pornographer tweeted that he was touring Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka.
No dates, venues, or cities were announced for the supposed concerts. That tweet has since been deleted, so it's not clear if the performances are actually going to take place.
Kelly's career has been curbed in various ways since the airing of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly. The docuseries presented his family members, former employees, alleged victims, fellow celebrities, and others discussing the decades-long sexual misconduct accusations against the 52-year-old vocalist.
In the aftermath, Sony/RCA reportedly dropped R. Kelly from its label roster. He is also facing criminal investigations in Illinois and Georgia. Plus, the FBI is said to be looking into whether the "Bump n' Grind" crooner transported a minor across state lines for sexual encounters.
The #MuteRKelly movement played a huge part in the public cancellation of the Chicago native. Some activists are wondering why countries like Australia would allow Kelly to enter the nation when other troubled performers such as Chris Brown have been banned.
"If the Immigration Minister suspects that a non-citizen does not pass the character test, or there is a risk to the community while they are in Australia, he should use the powers he has under the Migration Act to deny or cancel their visa,” said Australian Labor Party member and senior opposition MP Shayne Neumann.
R. Kelly has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct and pedophilia. He was found not guilty of 14 counts of child pornography in a 2008 court case. The self-described Pied Piper of R&B has since been accused of running a "sex cult" of young women which he also denies.