Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 July 2019

R Kelly's 'trip to UAE' postponed

Embattled singer's legal team asks for more time to provide details on Dubai concerts

R&B star R Kelly leaves the Chicago courthouse on Friday. Reuters
R&B star R Kelly leaves the Chicago courthouse on Friday. Reuters

An attempt by singer R Kelly to travel to Dubai is off, for now, according to reports.

His lawyer on Friday asked a judge for more time to provide details on what the travel and concerts in the UAE would entail.

The singer's legal team claimed he was booked to play up to five shows in Dubai next month.

But these concerts had not been announced, promoted or any details about them released in the UAE.

The embattled singer faces 10 charges of sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, three of whom were minors.

Kelly has been forced to surrender his passport, is said to be struggling to pay day-to-day living expenses and apparently needs the money these types of shows would provide.

He has pleaded not guilty and the next court date has been set for May 7.

Updated: March 23, 2019 10:42 AM

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