Kelly and Sony Music Part Ways

Kelly and Sony Music Part Ways

The fall out from the epic documentary "Surviving R Kelly", a 6 part series which looked at the singer's alleged sexual misconduct as Sony appears to have dropped the singer from his current contract. Sony Music severed ties with R. Kelly on Friday, Variety reported. He has also been removed from the RCA website and his official website, R-Kelly.com, is down.

The artist, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, won three Grammy Awards in 1998 for his song I Believe I Can Fly and has released a half-dozen albums that topped the USA album charts.


Allegations against R. Kelly have been around for ten years, and he was acquitted on child pornography charges in 2008.

The resurgence of decades-old scrutiny over R. Kelly and the sexual misconduct he's been accused of seems to finally be culminating in some real action that could have some long-lasting damage to the singer and his career. Parents of several other women have accused Kelly of holding their daughters against their will.


R. Kelly has been dogged by allegations of pedophilia and being a sexual predator on young females for a quarter of a century since he married the late singer Aaliyah when she was 15.

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.


Since Surviving R. Kelly aired, a prosecutor in Cook County, Ill. made a public appeal for accusers to come forward, and there have been reports from Chicago that prosecutors have received multiple calls.

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