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R Kelly rebutts scam reports

R Kelly
R Kelly

R Kelly has denied reports that he was involved in a South African scam in which Busiswe Zakwe conned investors out of $1.5 million by getting them to put $1,300 each into a fake tour by the R&B star.

Kelly's comments come after the dodgy promoter implied her tour plans were legit and it was the R&B star's fault that it didn't go ahead.

Zakwe claims that she paid the money into Kelly's bank account and local police claim to have a bank deposit slip seemingly confirming this and are checking its authenticity.

In a statement, Kelly said: "There is absolutely no truth to the reports that R Kelly received money from a South African woman accused of swindling investors by convincing them to invest in a non-existent R Kelly tour in 2005. Mr Kelly has no knowledge of this woman, has never received any money from her, and has not been contacted by any law enforcement authorities regarding the matter. He will, of course, cooperate fully with any legitimate investigation of this matter, since he has nothing to hide".
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