Festival Cancels R. Kelly’s Headlining Appearance After Community Backlash

July 29, 2014 12:31 PM

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Festival Cancels R. Kelly’s Headlining Appearance After Community Backlash

The inaugural festival, which is the first fest to combine music and fashion, and will take place over Labor Day weekend, along with Kelly released a joint statement yesterday (July 28) saying they had come to a “mutual decision to cancel Kelly’s upcoming performance.”

Questions of Kelly’s booking arose last week after the local folk-rock band Saintseneca announced they would be withdrawing from the festival, according to the website, Columbus Alive. On Monday, local radio station WCBE 90.5 FM also announced it would be ending its sponsorship of the event. Both ci...

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