Illinois officials don't want to participate in singer R. Kelly's efforts to recruit news sex slaves for his rumored cult. State officials rejected a permit application for a concert to be hosted by the troubled crooner, citing security concerns.
The "I Believe I Can Fly" star was scheduled to host the Spring Break Jam in April, but organizers behind the Springfield show were denied permission for the concert on Thursday, Jan. 10.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Denise Albert rejected the music festival application following protests outside Kelly's Chicago studio earlier in the week.
Protesters and Kelly's supporters also clashed outside Kelly's residence at Chicago's Trump Tower after the broadcast of Lifetime's explosive documentary Surviving R. Kelly.
Demonstrations continued over the weekend with Twitter activists calling for a boycott of the singer's music, while Kelly's loyal fans showed their support for the troubled star by blasting his tunes from car stereos as they drove by.
Chicago police paid a visit to Kelly's apartment at Chicago's Trump Tower on Friday, after an anonymous caller claimed he was holding two women in his apartment against their will.
Officers took the 52-year-old singer into another room and interviewed the two females separately. The officers left the apartment after they determined the women were not being held against their will.
TMZ reports the two women in question were Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, whose family members accused Kelly of brainwashing the women to become part of his alleged sex cult.
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