R. Kelly took to social media on Tuesday to announce that he is going on tour amid backlash from the docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly.
The singer has been accused by countless people of sexual assault in the recently aired Lifetime show.
Kelly posted a promo poster for his tour to Twitter revealing that he is going to Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. The graphic refers to Kelly as “The King of R&B.”
🚨 NEW TOUR ALERT 🚨 Australia | New Zealand | Sri Lanka see y’all soon! 👑 pic.twitter.com/m4PGFeIG4v
— R. Kelly (@rkelly) February 5, 2019
In the midst of the docuseries being released, the #MuteRKelly campaign was created. Numerous artist such as Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Chance the Rapper and Jennifer Hudson spoke out about working with Kelly. Some even pulled their muic with him from streaming services such as Spotify.
Steven Greenberg, Kelly’s lawyer, spoke to Good Morning America about the accusations, “We know what happened, and we know those things didn’t happen. The man was not operating a harem, or a sex cult, or holding people hostage or anything like that.”
“People shouldn’t be able to do this to someone,” adding that hopefully Kelly would sue Lifetime.
R. Kelly also has denied all claims.