Almost half of R. Kelly's upcoming "After Party" tour dates were canceled on Monday.
Editors at the New York Post's Page Six gossip column report that the cancellations were made by Kelly's team after poor ticket sales.
He took to Twitter to thank fans for their support after his gig in Virginia Beach at the weekend, which was "half full", according to reports. The sources would not comment about the other 3 terminated shows.More news: Pence says Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill
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"The promoter sent an e-mail to R. Kelly's team and told them they were set to lose $400,000 if sales didn't pick up fast".
"I just want to let my fans know, despite all of the crap y'all hearing, I will be coming to the East Coast to do my show", he said in a video last week.
'Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name'. Several concerts have been cancelled following revelations that the say at the head of a sect.