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R. Kelly Tweets Then Deletes Announcement of New Tour

R. Kelly has deleted the announcement of a new tour after Australian lawmakers expressed “serious concern” about him coming to the country. The R&B singer—who's facing multiple allegations of sexual abuse—announced a tour of Australia, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand with posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but all the posts have been since removed. “See y’all soon” the posts said, accompanied by a picture of Kelly and the tagline “The King of R&B.” In a statement, Australia’s shadow immigration minister Shayne Neumann said: “Labor strongly supports the refusal or cancellation of visas of non-citizens on character or criminal grounds… Labor would be seriously concerned if immigration minister David Coleman would allow an individual such as R. Kelly into Australia.” Kelly is scheduled to perform two shows in Germany in April but a petition calling for the gigs to be canceled has been signed by more than 22,000 people.