On Friday it was announced that R.Kelly will play at Auckland’s Trusts Arena on Friday February 15.

Big Music Tour said it was behind the tour and defended bringing Kelly, “we can confirm we are bringing R. Kelly to Australia,” the company said.

“Our focus remains on his incredible music and bringing the show to his Australian and New Zealand fans. Mr Kelly was cleared of all allegations and, in our view, you are innocent until proven guilty.”

Those allegations being an alleged marriage to 15-year-old singer Aaliyah in 1994, charges of 21 counts of child pornography. He pleaded not guilty and was acquitted of all charges in 2008. Most recently, Kelly was accused of holding young women in a “sex cult”.

But today, Kelly posted on Twitter that the tour was fake.

“FAKE TOUR ALERT While I love all my amazing Fans in the Australia region I am NOT involved in this tour nor do I have knowledge of it, it’s promoters, etc. I will NOT be in Australia during these dates. Watch my social media…when it’s time for my next international tour (which is soon) you’ll hear it directly from me. Stay tuned for more King shit in the VERY near future!”

Source: NZ Herald

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