Dubai government denies that R. Kelly needs to fly there for potential gigs

In a strongly-worded statement, the government of Dubai is denying that embattled singer R. Kelly, facing multiple charges of sexual assault against minors, has an upcoming engagement there, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The government statement released on Sunday flies in the face of the request by the 52-year-old singer asking to travel to the wealthy city in the United Arab Emirates for a concert engagement.