R. Kelly DID perform Saturday night during his paid club appearance in Springfield, Illinois but shocked the fans that had gathered to see him by pulling a historical 28 seconds on stage before taking his leave!
He briefly sang the opening line to his hit “Bump N’ Grind” to a very accepting crowd which we’re told comprised of no more than about 100 people tops.
The star took some selfies with fans interacted with them for another 35 minutes before leaving the venue.
Kelly was supposed to perform at the Spring Break Jam festival at the nearby Illinois State Fairgrounds Saturday night just a stone’s throw away from the Dirty South Lounge where R. Kelly showed up.
He was included in a flyer for the Spring Break gig back in December but was removed from the lineup in January when s*** hit the fan for him.
It seems like this appearance he did at Dirty South was either already lined up or came together after the fact.
Nonetheless, we’re told the Spring Break Jam folks were continuing to sell tickets at the Fairgrounds itself for R. Kelly’s appearance after the show even though he wasn’t officially a part of their concert anymore.
Our sources say R. Kelly tickets were initially being hawked for $100 a pop Saturday night but were later dropped in price to $50 as a way to get more people to come to Dirty South.
Watch the video below to get the rest of the story in detail. The juice is a dripper.
#EXCLUSIVE @rkelly hosts private party in Springfield. We’re now learning new information
-Dirty South reduces ticket prices due to low turnout
-Central Illinois fans disappointed in #RKelly performance
-One of the first public appearances since the latest sexual abuse charges pic.twitter.com/gQMWNvepAH
— Brittany Hardaway (@brittanyhtv) April 7, 2019