The Dubai government spoke out in a rare statement to blast reports that R. Kelly was scheduled to perform in the sheikdom.
"Authorities in Dubai have not received any request for a performance by singer R. Kelly nor are there any venues that have been booked. [Kelly] has not been invited by the Dubai royal family for a performance," the statement read.
Kelly's attorney, Steven Greenberg, somewhat refuted the Dubai government's statement, telling Fox News, "Mr. Kelly had a signed contract with a legitimate promoter, and any information that was included in the motion to travel was from that contract. We did not say he was invited by the royal family, but the contract did provide that he would make himself available to meet with them."
It's the latest bout of bad news for the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer.
Last month, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse for allegedly assaulting three minors and one adult woman.