R. Kelly Reportedly Planning His Return To The Stage With New Music

Can the self-described "Pied Piper of R&B" pull off a successful musical comeback?

(AllHipHop News) R. Kelly still has some serious concerns in Cook County. Apparently, the "Ignition (Remix)" singer's criminal sexual abuse case in Illinois will not prevent him from performing in the near future.

Raed Shalabi, Kelly's attorney, spoke to The Blast. The lawyer insisted Kellz is feeling "positive" about his ongoing legal trouble and believes he will get a fair trial in the court system.

Shalabi also acknowledged the embattled R&B artist is not on an "even playing field" as far as the court of public opinion. In addition, he asserted R. Kelly was gearing up for a return to the stage.

"Mr. Kelly loves music. I believe he's planning several shows that are coming up. Nothing's been booked as of yet, but that's his goal. I believe he wants to be back on stage and he wants to continue to make music. He's actually making music now. I think he's going to be releasing something soon," stated Shalabi.

2016's 12 Nights of Christmas is the most recent R. Kelly studio album. Since the premiere of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries in January, the #MuteRKelly movement gained more backing which led to decreasing radio airplay for the 52-year-old Chicagoan and the Grammy winner being dropped by RCA Records.

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