Dubai’s authorities has denied R Kelly was resulting from carry out within the kingdom and meet its royal household – after the singer requested a choose for permission to journey to the UAE.
Attorneys for the US performer – who faces intercourse abuse expenses – informed a court docket he had signed up for a number of exhibits in Dubai and he was resulting from meet the ruling al Maktoum household.
However in a uncommon assertion, the dominion’s authorities stated: “Authorities in Dubai have not received any request for a performance by singer R Kelly nor are there any venues that have been booked.”
The assertion added that the singer “has not been invited by the Dubai royal family for a performance”.
Kelly’s lawyer Steven Greenberg responded by saying Kelly had signed a contract with a “legitimate promoter” and any info within the court docket request “was from that contract”.
He added: “We did not say he was invited by the royal family, but the contract did provide that he would make himself available to meet with them.”
Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse for allegedly assaulting three underage women and one grownup girl.
The 52-year-old denies the allegations, which comply with the discharge of a documentary known as Surviving R Kelly.
A situation of Kelly’s bail is that he doesn’t journey exterior Illinois with out the court docket’s permission.
In a court filing earlier this week, Mr Greenberg stated Kelly wanted to boost cash as “he has struggled of late to pay his child support and other child related expenses”.
“Before he was arrested Mr Kelly had signed a contract to perform between three to five shows in Dubai, UAE, in April 2019,” the court docket submitting learn.
“He requests permission to travel to Dubai for the shows. While there he is supposed to meet with the royal family.”
The submitting didn’t elaborate on the place Kelly was allegedly purported to carry out.
There was no instantly publicised occasion for which Kelly was recognized to be a performer.