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R. Kelly’s trip to Dubai is off for now

Mar 25,2019
An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A Chicago pretrial hearing only briefly touched on a defense motion asking the judge to approve Kelly’s travel, portraying him as desperate for income to pay bills amid his legal troubles.

Attorney Steve Greenberg told reporters outside court that he wanted to gather more information on the concerts to give Judge Lawrence Flood “a certain comfort level” about what the travel and concerts would entail.

Kelly’s entertainment attorney, Doug Anton, said any trip to the UAE was off for now as contracts with Dubai concert organizers are reworked. He said celebrity singers often go to Dubai for appearances, then arrange concerts.