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R. Kelly Dropped from Ohio Music Festival

If you were looking forward to watching R. Kelly perform at the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival in Ohio, you’ll have to save your excitement for another concert because the artist has been dropped from the lineup.

According to the Huffington Post, the 47-year-old was set to kickoff the three-day event on August 29, but once adverse reactions began to pour in, mostly over his past, he was pulled from the show.

Event organizers announced the “Trapped in a Closet” singer as the headliner a few weeks ago, but apparently did not expect such opposition. Not only did locals respond, but so did scheduled performers, sponsors and vendors. Some even backed out of the function altogether.

The festival released a statement saying, “FMMF and R. Kelly have decided to part ways. We appreciate the ongoing support of our Festival partners and look forward to kicking things off next month.”

The artist’s rep added, “R. Kelly is sorry to disappoint his fans, but looks forward to seeing them in the near future during one of his upcoming tours.”

This certainly isn’t the first time the Chicago native has been blasted for his legal woes. In a Twitter chat gone wrong, social media users all but praised the him.