Officials from the US state of Illinois have refused to give R. Kelly a permit for his Spring Break concert in April. People reports this on the basis of local media.

The state would not have granted permission for Kelly’s concert in Springfield after protests earlier this week at his Chicago studio for security reasons.

Robert Sylvester Kelly, as the singer is officially called, recently became discredited after the publication of the documentary Surviving R. Kelly. In this, a large number of women accuse him of sexual abuse, abuse of power and sex with minors.