Record Label Sony Eliminates Record Contract With R. Kelly

19 January, 2019, 09:38 | Author: Heather Diaz
  • R. Kelly and Sony part ways as scandals surround music star

The two parties reportedly settled out of court for $250,000 in 2002, but his lawyer tells NBC News the alleged relationship "didn't happen".

R. Kelly and his label, RCA, will finally sever their ties after weeks of protests and pressure following the airing of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly and years of sexual misconduct allegations against the singer. While RCA and Sony have not confirmed to NPR that Kelly has been dropped, he was removed early Friday from the label's website. Streaming services stopped promoting him a year ago, and artists such as Celine Dion and Lady Gaga have been removing songs where they collaborated with the singer. VARIETY reports that no public announcement of the separation is forthcoming, and his catalog will remain with RCA/SONY.

The fallout from Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly documentary series continues to rage, and today it was reported that Sony/RCA would be parting ways with the controversial R&B singer. Representatives for Sony didn't respond to requests for comment from Bloomberg, and R Kelly couldn't immediately be reached.

In 2018, multiple reports of Kelly holding women captive in a "sex cult" were published. In the docu-series, R. Kelly is accused of abuse by former backup singer, Jovante Cunningham, Lizzette Martinez, and Andrea Lee, his ex-wife.

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Also this month, the national women's organization UltraViolet commissioned a plane to fly a banner reading "RCA/SONY: DROP SEXUAL PREDATOR R. KELLY" over the Sony Music offices in Culver City.

Allegations of sexually abusive behavior by Kelly toward young women date back more than 20 years.

In 2008, R Kelly stood trial on charges of making a sex tape with an under-age female but was found not guilty.



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