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R. Kelly Concert Shut Down By Illinois Officials Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

One of R. Kelly‘s upcoming concerts has been shut down by Illinois officials in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

The 52-year-old musician was set to perform at Spring Break Jam this April in Springfield, Ill.

A spokeswoman from the Illinois Department of Agriculture told the Chicago Tribune that the application for Spring Break Jam was denied on Thursday (January 10) due to security concerns.

The concerns stem from protests outside R. Kelly‘s Chicago studio following the release of Surviving R. Kelly, the Lifetime docu-series which addresses sexual abuse allegations against the singer.

The spokeswoman added that the event could be reconsidered and approved in the future, but not with R. Kelly on the lineup.

Christina Aguilera Speaks Out in Support of Lady Gaga & Their 'Do What U Want' Duet

Christina Aguilera is voicing her support for Lady Gaga.

After the 32-year-old Artpop star apologized for working with R. Kelly and removed their collaboration “Do What U Want” from streaming services, the 38-year-old Liberation singer – who recorded a special duet version of the song with Gaga, which they performed together on The Voice in 2013 – spoke out on Twitter on Friday (January 11).

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“This is a reminder of women sticking together— and not letting a man take ownership of a great song/ moment… And if anything the message of this song remains that although you may have had my body, you will never have my heart, my voice my life or my mind,” Christina wrote.

“Being a survivor of past predators myself, these lines spoke to me, which is why I did the song. I embrace all survivors of sexual and domestic violence and abuse holding a special place in my heart, and you @ladygaga, for doing the right thing! 💜”

See her tweets below.

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Cara Delevingne Addresses Losing Thousands of Followers for Speaking Out Against R. Kelly

Cara Delevingne is not bothered about losing followers after speaking out about R. Kelly, who is back in the headlines after the airing of Surviving R. Kelly, the Lifetime docu-series which addresses sexual abuse allegations against the singer.

“This is me realizing I lost more than 50,000 followers yesterday after posting about @rkelly,” the 26-year-old model and actress captioned a picture of her making a goofy face on her Instagram.

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“Every time I say something real, something I truly believe, something others may think of as controversial, something that makes people think and ask questions, I lose followers. The followers I lose clearly don’t agree with what I have to say, people that support the ideas and actions of others who are moving backwards and not forwards. In 2019, I want to be more confrontational. Confrontation IS NOT VIOLENCE btw, it’s communication. Something I still struggle with. I have always been taught to avoid confrontation at all costs, which caused me to be silent most of my life, silence causes suppression and suppression causes sickness. Not anymore! Goodbye silence and backwards followers, hello confrontation and forward thinkers. It’s going to be a loud year xxx #MuteRKelly.”

“I finished the Surviving R Kelly documentary last night and I am so shocked and outraged at how long this has gone on. My heart goes out to all the victims of his emotional and physical abuse and their families,” she wrote in her original post.

See her response to losing followers below.

Nick Cannon Addresses Working With R. Kelly & Apologizes to Women: 'I've Definitely Turned a Blind Eye'

Nick Cannon is speaking out about R. Kelly, who is making headlines following the airing of Lifetime’s docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, which details the sexual abuse allegations against the singer.

The 38-year-old entertainer addressed his thoughts on the 52-year-old musician in a post on Instagram on Thursday night (January 10).

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“#TBT After much self reflection and meditation, I have to be one of the first to admit that in my past I’ve DEFINITELY turned a blind eye to a lot of darkness in this industry. Let’s stop beating around the bush and call it what it is. This entire industry was established and built by evil and predatorily spirits and male chauvinistic behavior. And since the recent media outrage pertaining to @RKELLY I have realized that the REAL issue at hand is the ultimate lack of care and disrespect for our QUEENS,” he wrote.

“For far too long we have treated women like second class citizens, when in actuality they are the source, our core, and the Superior beings…I’m not judging ANY man for his past or his private actions because I too am a guilty sinner of the blatant disrespect even in some of the statements in the song above. But From Individuals like Les Moonves, Harvey Weinstein, ‪Steven Tyler‬, R. Kelly, Elvis and others, I must say we have to deal with this sickness head on. The real leaders and Bosses must step up and be MEN! And I will be one of the first to say on behalf of all men, I am Sorry. Please consider an advocate, ally and student that needs guidance in an industry that was designed to take advantage of women. Let’s change it ALL immediately. And call it all to the table for our ignorance, wrong doings and disrespect. I apologize my Queens.”

See his full post below.