Sony have dropped R. Kelly from their label

R. Kelly and Sony Reportedly Agree to Split as Sex Scandal Unfolds

He has had a contract with RCA, a subsidiary of Sony, since 2012. The breaking news comes (January 18) after RCA/Sony Records sources confirmed the development to Billboard.

Two weeks after the release of the Lifetime docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, it was revealed by Billboard that Sony had chosen to sever ties with the disgraced R & B musician.

Representatives for Sony and RCA Records, where R. Kelly was signed to, didn't immediately return emails seeking comment. Streaming services stopped promoting him past year, and artists such as Celine Dion and Lady Gaga have been removing songs where they collaborated with the singer.

Kelly's back catalog will remain with RCA/Sony.

Last year, the Time's Up campaign sought action from RCA, Spotify and Apple Music, which stream Kelly's catalogue; and Ticketmaster, which has sold tickets to his concerts over the allegations.




The documentary detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer. Until recently, such accusations, which Kelly has consistently denied, didn't seem to have a large impact on his music career.

"I stand behind these women 1000 percent, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously", she said.

And just after Rodgers testified in the documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" that aired this month, her lawyers say Kelly and his team created a Facebook page - which the social media giant removed within hours - seeking to discredit accusers including Rodgers, posting "private" photos of her.

It also details the relationship in 1994 between the late singer Aaliyah and R Kelly, who married him when she was 15 and he was 27.

Kelly's behaviour has been scrutinised for many years, and in 2008 he was acquitted of child pornography charges.

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