Troubled soul star R Kelly has been given the go-ahead to leave his native Chicago, Illinois, again for more live shows.

The I BELIEVE I CAN FLY singer made his first court appearance of 2005 on Friday (28JAN05) - as his child porn case rumbles on - to ask for more leniency and the opportunity to perform more out-of-state shows.

The authorities approved Kelly's request to play shows in Miami, but insisted he checks in with the court each day while awaiting a trial date for allegedly taping himself having sex with an underage girl.

31/01/2005 21:24