Dubai’s government told The Associated Press that R. Kelly did not have a concert planned and “has not been invited by the Dubai royal family.”
Kelly’s lawyer had claimed the artist had planned concerts in April. A hearing on Friday in Chicago briefly mentioned asking the judge for permission to travel to earn money from concerts in Dubai. Kelly is not permitted to travel outside Illinois without permission. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse for allegedly assaulting three underage girls and an adult woman.