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R. Kelly’s upcoming tour of Australia appears to be doomed for failure, only hours after it was first alluded to.

Back in December, Aussie music lovers were undoubtedly shocked to learn that R. Kelly had supposedly announced a tour of the country.

Announced by Big Music Tour, these shows were set to kick off on Friday, February 8th, and would have been Kelly’s first shows in the country. However, R. Kelly soon disputed these dates, explaining that they were fake, but noted to the fact that something was on the horizon.

While a spokesperson for the promoter claimed they were confident the shows would go ahead, the tour was soon officially cancelled, and the whole thing was swept under the rug.

In the midst of all this though, the allegations of sex crimes against R. Kelly ramped up, thanks in part to the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly.

The documentary provided an in-depth look at the accusations made against the controversial artist, including such claims that he has had sex with underage girls, has physically abused numerous women, and even ran a “sex cult” from his Chicago home.