R. Kelly is still managing to book gigs in wake of the sexual abuse charges against him.
R. Kelly was hit with some serious charges after Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries aired. The explosive documentary shined a light on the allegations of sexual abuse that have been hovering over the singer for the past two decades. This time, it seems like the outrage has actually taken a toll on his career. However, there's still a demographic of individuals who believe the singer is innocent and recently, they showed up to a nightclub to see the embattled singer in the flesh.
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R. Kelly put in an hour of work and left with a massive bag, considering the circumstances. According to TMZ, R. Kelly's appearance at Dirty South Lounge in Springfield, Illinois earned the singer $22K. The singer wasn't even required to put on a performance but he still grabbed the microphone and delivered a 28-second performance, singing the opening line to "Bump N Grind." The singer ultimately left with $20K in his pocket after paying his booking agent $2K.
The singer reportedly showed up to the event at 10 p.m. but didn't actually come out to greet fans until 1 a.m. The crowd itself was small with reportedly 50 people in attendance for Kelly.
Prior to the performance, Kellz hit up Instagram to send out a PSA to the media to "take it easy" on him. He explained that he's simply just trying to get some money since it's his only source of income.