R. Kelly reportedly charged $100 for performance that lasted less than 1 minute

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R. Kelly performed for the first time since being charged with sexual abuse. About 100 people attended the event at the Dirty South Lounge in Springfield, Illinois, according to the Associated Press.

The people in attendance reportedly paid $50 to $100 each to watch the performance. However, the not so highly anticipated performance lasted less than one minute. To be more precise, fans were treated to a 28-second performance from the embattled star. He reportedly arrived at the venue at 1:30 a.m. and interacted with fans before grabbing the mic and giving an extremely short performance.

Kelly’s troubles began shortly after the airing of the explosive Surviving R. Kelly documentary. Cook County prosecutors charged R. Kelly with 10 counts of sexual abuse. The alleged abuse occurred between 1998 and 2010 and involves victims between the ages of 13 and 16. Kelly could face 70 years in prison if convicted.

The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer was released from jail on March 9.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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