R Kelly is staying upbeat about his legal worries as he tours America - onstage he's poking fun at his underage sex charges and simulating jailhouse orgies with his dancers.

The troubled soul man, who is fighting to clear his name after allegedly appearing on a sex tape with a minor, is currently touring with pal Jay-Z.

And he isn't afraid to make light of his offstage troubles.

During the show, he flashed up a text message on a huge screen behind him, in which he was looking for a female companion who "must be down for anything" and has to be at least 19 or over.

Then he simulated sex with his dancers inside a jail cell.

Kelly is due back in court in Chicago, Illinois, in November (04) to face charges he bedded a 14-year-old girl.

06/10/2004 03:19