Chicago music veteran R. Kelly isn’t here for the rumors and hype. The crooner has stepped forward to shut down gossip about having concerts cancelled due to low turnouts.

Kells went to Instagram last night (August 4) to thank fans for their support and to dispel rumors about nixing performances.

“I want everyone around the world to know, ain’t no tours cancelled, man, despite what you hear, don’t believe the hype. I haven’t cancelled not one show. I’m ready to get it in tonight. I’ll see y’all in a few minutes.

Recently, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa blasted Kells over a growing sex cult scandal.

“F*ck R. Kelly. R. Kelly is a scumbag and a very dirty man. He needs to be locked up forever.” (TMZ)

Last week, R. Kelly released a clip appearing to shut down the mounted sex cult accusations.

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Recently, reports emerged about Kelly hiring a celebrity attorney to get involved in the situation.

R Kelly, who has been accused keeping young women captive in an alleged sex cult, has signed up Bill Cosby’s former powerhouse attorney, Monique Pressley, sources exclusively revealed to DailyMail.com. The DC-based trial attorney is well-known for her appearances as a legal contributor across the news networks. (Daily Mail)