R. Kelly released a video asking the media to take it easy on him ahead of a scheduled performance at Dirty South Lounge in Springfield, IL. Kelly explained, “This is how I gotta get paid for right now.” And wow did he get paid.
— R. Kelly (@rkelly) April 6, 2019
Fans spent $100 to attend the event at an intimate lounge in the Chi. Kelly arrived at about 1:30am and greated fans for about 35 minutes before performing 28 seconds of his song “Bump N’ Grind.” Not a bad nights work for a paycheck of $22,000! After paying out his booking agent, Kelly nets $20,000.