Ticket sales for R. Kelly’s The After Party Tour were so piss poor, he had to cancel several dates, including stops in Dallas and Los Angeles. According to Billboard, the canceled tour has even caused a rift between Kellz and his booking agent Ron Kaplan who works for Monterey International in Chicago. When asked if he still represented Kelly, Kaplan told Billboard “no comment.”
The cancellation follows allegations the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer has a sex cult of submissive women he’s holding against their will, which he says is “a bunch of crap.” He’s also been under scrutiny for years because of his alleged preference for underage girls.
Many people on social media seized the moment and celebrated the cancellation, citing the R&B legend’s controversial history. Others were actually upset they wouldn’t get to see Kellz perform.
Check out some of those reactions below.
u rich or
can make you lose it all
internet destroyed him
Now his tour got canceled
— Kyle. (@Eitherpufforpas) August 2, 2017
If you buy tickets to be right in front of R. Kelly at a concert are you in the splash zone?
— Jaylen Thomas (@TheJay66) August 1, 2017
How do people ignore all R.Kelly's scandals and still go to all his shows, support him etc..Like I need to understand
— Lotus° (@Sparkles_05) August 1, 2017
I may skip the upcoming OJ, R. Kelly and Chris Brown "Masters of Misogyny" tour. #OJSimpsonParole
— Steve Hornbeck (@SteveHornbeck1) July 20, 2017
Fuck R. Kelly.
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) July 31, 2017
— Tyisha Fernandes (@TyishaWSB) August 2, 2017
The way white people coddle Charlie Sheen and Johnny Depp is the same way black people coddle R. Kelly and Bill Cosby.
— Son of Baldwin (@SonofBaldwin) July 27, 2017
Let's pause the R. Kelly hate for a second.
Every family either had Bump n' Grind on cassette or CD. <3 #TimelessClassic
— Sibu-Atum (@SIBUANKHATUM) August 2, 2017
When you wanna hate R. Kelly but Ignition is the best song ever made :/
— Allie (@allieparry7) August 2, 2017
R. Kelly haves sex with women of consenting age, y'all hate him. GoT creators envisions slavery still exists and y'all still support GoT.
— Questavo Fring (@ByronCBailey) August 1, 2017
Every time You hear this song at a redsox game remember, but everyone wants to hate on R Kelly pic.twitter.com/D1U2LoODfh
— Juan Moreno (@NYYFAN1) August 1, 2017
black media tore down R Kelly , Usher and Bobby V all within the last month all these ppl have good things going on blacks hate black man
— Don8⃣0⃣8⃣ (@Just_Dontae) July 31, 2017
I get why y'all hate R.Kelly but man, dude is outta this world. He is as gifted as they come.
— Nongo, T (@redtwang) July 28, 2017
TMZ is so dumb, lol. The people who love R. Kelly and support him will continue to do so. No amount of negative articles will change that.
— kellznation (@kellznation) July 29, 2017
Look how happy Robert looks. That smile is amazing. VIRGINIA did that. Thank you everyone seeing this means everything@rkelly
— LaVetta Price (@LaVettaP) July 29, 2017
I love r kelly. Will always love and support him 100%. Goat and will always be.
— Honey love (@ruguru8688) July 29, 2017
How y'all telling others to not support R. Kelly, while y'all still supporting Chris Brown???
— franklin oceanic ?⁶ (@kyriesflatearth) July 29, 2017
I really wish u didn't cancel ur New Orleans show. Guess I'll have to travel elsewhere to see the concert?@rkelly
— Wynter (@WynterChic80) August 2, 2017