The controversial rapper R. Kelly (real name Robert Sylvester Kelly) after the high profile accusations of rape came back to the solo career. The artist gave his first concert after his arrest, which lasted only 28 seconds.
According to the publication Time, the performance took place in a nightclub, Springfield, Illinois. Before the concert, the artist has recorded a statement in which he confessed that he returned to normal life, and urged all supporters to support him by coming to the event. However, despite this announcement, the performance lasted only 28 seconds: rapper R. Kelly sang a snippet of his hit and left the scene.
Tickets for the event ranged from $ 50 to $ 100. Concert R. Kelly came more than 100 people out of 350 who were expecting to hear favorite songs of the rapper. Immediately after nikolaschenko performance artist came to the fans and dedicated to them only 30 minutes for a photo shoot and communicate.
This behavior is controversial R. Kelly angered the Americans. A lot of fans of the singer, which until that time did not pay attention to the resonance of the charges and the arrest, had vowed that I would never go to a concert of R. Kelly. According to them, such a statement was not worth the money that people spent on tickets.
What is known about the crimes of R. Kelly?
The famous American rapper has repeatedly figured in criminal cases. In 1994, R. Kelly secretly married the singer Aaliyah, which at the time of the wedding was just 15 years old. So the actor was first accused of pedophilia.
In addition, in February 2019 from 4 people stated that were victims of sexual harassment, which, according to them, R. Kelly was made from 1998 to 2010. Likely rape victims were 18 years old. Before that, in 2001, the singer was accused of assaulting 17-year-old girl, and in 2002, it filed two more lawsuits, in particular, for filming child pornography.