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R. Kelly Cancels Tour Dates Amid Cult Allegations

R. Kelly has cancelled several of his upcoming tour dates amid allegations he is running a cult and holding women against their will.

The 49-year-old entertainer cancelled four of his 10 upcoming After Party tour dates, according to TMZ.

Shows in Louisiana, Dallas and Los Angeles were all called off due to poor ticket sales and scheduling conflicts.

Just last week, R. Kelly also cut his set short after performing for only 45 minutes.

R. Kelly has been facing criticism after an investigation claimed that he is holding young women against their will in a cult like environment. He has unequivocally denied the claims.

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R. Kelly's Alleged Hostage Speaks Out: 'I Am Totally Fine'

One of the women who was reportedly being held against her will by R. Kelly is speaking out.

Joycelyn Savage, 21-year-old student, says she is “totally fine” despite accusations made against R. Kelly by her parents during a press conference.

“I am in a happy place with my life. I’m not being brainwashed or anything like that. It’s come to a point where it has definitely gotten out of hand,” Joycelyn said to TMZ.

She added, “I just want my parents and everyone in the world to know that I am totally fine. I’m happy where I’m at and everything is okay with me…I’ve never been held hostage or anything of that nature.”

See all that she had to say in the video below…

R. Kelly Denies He's Holding Women Against Their Will

A rep for R. Kelly is speaking out to respond to the allegations that he is holding women against their will as part of an abusive cult.

An in-depth article was published by BuzzFeed on Monday (July 17), alleging that the R&B singer has brainwashed several women who he is housing in his homes in Chicago and Atlanta.

Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him,” the rep told TMZ. “Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”

R. Kelly Accused of Holding Women in a Cult, 'Against Their Will'

R. Kelly has been accused of holding several young women against their will in what is being called an abusive “cult,” according to a new report from BuzzFeed.

Reporter Jim DeRogatis, the man who years ago broke the story about the R&B singer’s videotape that allegedly showed him having sex with a 14-year-old girl, is now reporting on this new story.

Three sets of parents have come forward saying that they brought their daughters to R. Kelly to have him help with their music careers, but that he brainwashed them. Several people who are former associates of the singer are supporting the claims.

“It was as if she was brainwashed. [She] looked like a prisoner — it was horrible,” one of the parents told BuzzFeed News. “I hugged her and hugged her. But she just kept saying she’s in love and [Kelly] is the one who cares for her. I don’t know what to do. I hope that if I get her back, I can get her treatment for victims of cults. They can reprogram her. But I wish I could have stopped it from happening.”

R. Kelly is reportedly holding the women at his homes in Atlanta and Chicago, makes them call him “daddy,” films sexual encounters with them, forbids them from contacting their families, and abuses them, all according to the article.

Police have made welfare checks to the homes, but these did not lead to any charges.

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‘s lawyer released a statement to BuzzFeed in response to the claims.

“We can only wonder why folks would persist in defaming a great artist who loves his fans, works 24/7, and takes care of all of the people in his life,” Chicago-based lawyer Linda Mensch wrote in her statement. “He works hard to become the best person and artist he can be. It is interesting that stories and tales debunked many years ago turn up when his goal is to stop the violence; put down the guns; and embrace peace and love. I suppose that is the price of fame. Like all of us, Mr. Kelly deserves a personal life. Please respect that.”

R. Kelly Allegedly Dating 19-Year-Old Halle Calhoun

Fans are going crazy over an alleged relationship between entertainer R. Kelly, 49, and reported girlfriend Halle Calhoun, 19.

According to Complex, the pair were seen out holding hands in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend.

R. Kelly isn’t a stranger to controversy. He allegedly married singer Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old and he was 27, back in 1994.

In 2002, a tape emerged showing R. Kelly allegedly having intimate relations with an underage girl, though he was acquitted.

Not much is currently known about the relationship between R. Kelly and Halle. They have not yet publicly confirmed the romance.

R. Kelly on Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Case: 'It's Just Strange'

R. Kelly is speaking out about Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault charges.

The 49-year-old singer told told GQ, “Well, my opinion on that is, I don’t know what happened. I’m a fan of Bill Cosby‘s from [The Cosby Show], of course — who’s not? — and for me to give my opinion on something that I have no idea if it’s true or not, all I can say is that it was a long time ago. And when I look on TV and I see the 70-, 80-, 90-year-old ladies talking about what happened when they were 17, 18, or 19, there’s something strange about it. That’s my opinion. It’s just strange.”

He added, “It’s strange. Strange is strange. I can’t explain strange. That’s why strange is strange. Because it’s something we can’t explain.”

As for R. Kelly‘s own past sexual misconduct charges (which were dropped), he said, “When a person is found not guilty, they’re found not guilty. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a murder case, it doesn’t matter what case it is, when they’re found not guilty, they’re not guilty. And I think that a lot of haters out there wanted to see me go down.”