Illinois officials rejected a permit for a concert hosted by R. Kelly in Springfield, citing security concerns following protests at the outside the singer's Chicago studio this week.
Denise Albert, a spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Agriculture, told the Chicago Tribune that the "Spring Break Jam" request in April was rejected on Thursday. Albert said the decision was not in response to the recent airing of a lifetime documentary "."
The singer hasinvolving underage women and girls.
A suggestion that Kelly was holding two women against their will prompted the Chicago police to visit her residence on Friday in the Trump Tower in Chicago. The agents interviewed Kelly and the women but found no evidence of wrongdoing.
Earlier this week, his attorney Steve Greenberg told CBS News that "no facts" supported sexual assault charges.
"I have not heard from a prosecutor, I have never heard a lawyer for a victim or a presumed victim, I have not heard from anyone because there are no facts to support these claims," Greenberg said.