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R. Kelly was all set to for his book launch event in NYC to celebrate the completion of his memoir entitled “Soulcoaster’ when he was force to cancel due to a health emergency. It was not immediately announced what the issue was, but it was serious enough to keep Kelly in Chicago.
Along with the cancellation of his book launch event he also cancelled appearances on “Today” and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on the following day. These are big time bookings on a much needed promotional tour. Something serious really must be going on with Kells.
Right away the internet went a buzz with speculation most jokingly saying that it was a “urinary tract infection”. (that is actually sort of funny).
After seeing all the press, including a front page spot on MSN, and a story from TMZ, Kelly’s people thought it was prudent to put out some much needed details. Here is what the release stated,
While on his way to New York this morning to celebrate the publication of his long-awaited memoir SoulaCoaster, multi-platinum R&B superstar R. Kelly was taken ill and had to return to Chicago for medical treatment. Initial indications are that he is suffering from complications from surgery he had last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords.
It is unclear how long Kelly may be sidelined.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Last summer R. Kelly had surgery which forced him to cancel his appearance at Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica. His performance on “The X Factor” back in December was his first time back on stage since the surgery. From all accounts the surgery was thought to have been a complete success. After it was over R. Kelly said,
“The doctor said the surgery went well. I know it may not look like it, but it did. I want y’all to continue to pray for me. Be strong out there, I will be back. I know it’s a lot of negativity out there, please don’t believe the hype. God is good all the time.”
A BIG WEEK FOR R KELLY
Rolling Stones has published an excerpt from the book, which was released today. You can read a part of the chapter called, “Yo Pac! Yo Biggie!”. It’s not that bad, you can take a sneak peak here.
Kelly’s latest album “Write me Back” was also released on Tuesday.
Let’s hope Kell’s can recover so he can get his promotion on. There’s nothing worse than working hard for years and lining up A-list promotional gigs just to legitimately fall ill and not be able to leverage these key promotional outlets. This could literally cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars. Let’s hope he can pull things together while his book and album are still creating a buzz.Read more...
Maybe it was the fact that it was 4AM? As part of the Sundance festivities Rock was at a late night event at Tao when he was unexpectedly hit with a bunch of political questions. The New York Post reports,
“A guy walked up to Chris and his entourage and said, ‘Hey, could I get a photo of you with my girlfriend?
When rock turned around there was a video camera in his face, and someone asking him about Newt Gingrich. The Post reports then that,
“Chris pushed the interviewer and grabbed the camera. He smashed it so hard, it broke into pieces. He cursed the guy for filming when he had asked them to stop.”
Hmmm…… 4AM, you trick me into turning around, I’m probably a little drunk – I think I’m camera smashing too. If not, I at least understand. I’m sure it didn’t help that you were asking him about Newt “F’ing” Gingrich. At 4 AM after a party, there is only one question a guy wants to answer….Your place or mine?
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Michelle Bachmann gets apology from NBC after Questlove plays “Lying Ass Bitch” as her intro on Jimmy Fallon.
She took her anger on Fox NEWS (of course):
“If that song had been played for Michelle Obama, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized to her and likely they could have fired the drummer, at least suspended him. None of that happened from NBC. And this is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite, but it’s also, I think, sexism as well. This wouldn’t be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama; it shouldn’t be tolerated if it’s a conservative woman either.”
Despite his Twitterful apology, Michelle said that Questlove should be fired for picking the song. Questlove said that it was his idea and that no one knew it was going to happen.
“The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision … The show was not aware of it and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt. That was not my intention.”
Fallon’s apology came complete with an invite back to the show,
“I’m honored that @michelebachmann was on our show yesterday and I’m so sorry about the intro mess. I really hope she comes back… it was a fun interview. She helped me with my Minnesota accent. (I still sound Irish).”
Bachmann loves Jimmy as well, evens saying that she would go back on the show.
“I don’t have anything against Jimmy Fallon. I love him, he’s a kick. It was a great opportunity to be on the show. I’d love to go back again.”
….But still nothing from NBC. Then she received a letter from Doug Vaughan, who is the VP of late night programming.
Vaughan wrote that it was “not only unfortunate but also unacceptable,” and he said that Questlove and “The Roots’ were severly reprimanded.
I still think she had no idea what song that was, until someone told her later. There is no reaction to it as she walks out. See the video below.
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