Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s collaboration album Unfinished Business is expected to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 charts.
The album moved over 280,000 units during its first week in stores. The pair’s highly touted collaboration enjoyed extra publicity, due to a very public falling out between the two men on their Best of Both Worlds tour.
Jay-Z said the album’s success would only worsen Kelly’s behavior.
“It makes it seem like you can act any old way and still have a No. 1 album,” Jay-Z told the New York Times of the album claiming the #1 spot.
Kelly still maintains that he had valid reason not to perform. The singer alleges that as he was approaching the stage, someone in Jay-Z’s entourage pepper sprayed him, resulting in a trip to the hospital. His lawyers filed a criminal complaint against the attacker, who has yet-to-be identified.
“Jay-Z refuses to acknowledge that there were good reasons for R. Kelly to be concerned about his security,” R. Kelly’s spokesperson Allan Mayer said. “He was ready and willing to perform.”
The promoter removed Kelly from the remaining tour dates in New York. It is not clear if the entire tour will continue. A statement is expected to be released today.
Source: All Hip Hop