R. Kelly-hosted event denied a permit for upcoming Illinois concert

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R. Kelly's recently revived legal troubles, which stem from decades of sexual misconduct allegations, are now impacting his ability to work. Case in point: a planned "spring break" concert in Springfield, Ill. will not be allowed to happen.

A permit request for the Spring Break Jam concert, which was set to happen in April with Kelly as the "host," has been denied, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The organizers already announced the event, but their application was still under review at the time.

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The state's Department of Agriculture, the body charged with approving the license, didn't directly pin the permit denial on Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly documentary. But it's all connected: Wednesday protests held outside of Kelly's Chicago studio, a response to the documentary, sparked security concerns for state officials. Read more...

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