Surviving kelly: Sony Music and R. Kelly split

In wake of recently released documentary, Surviving Kelly, Sony Music and R. Kelly have agreed on a split after decades of being in business.

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R. Kelly’s been with Sony since the early days of his career, and has been under contract with its subsidiary label, RCA, since 2012.

A separate report from Variety Friday worded the move as an outright dropping of Kelly. Whether his back catalog will remain with RCA/Sony, however, remains “unclear.”

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.

Several artists like Celine Dion, Lady Gaga and Ciara have separated themselves from Kelly by pulling their collaboration with him from streaming services while others have denounced him.

Sony was also feeling the pressure with protests outside its offices in L.A. and NYC.

“We are deeply disappointed that in light of the comprehensive allegations of sexual abuse made public by the Surviving R. Kelly documentary, that RCA Records and Spotify continue to choose abusers over the survivors of their crimes,” Karin Roland, the group’s chief campaigns officer, said.

As of Jan. 18, R. Kelly’s name had been removed from the roster page of the official RCA site.

82 Comments

  1. What is it that you people want from this young man, his blood? You people will leave alone when you here he has committed suicide. Wetin sef, is he the highest sinner? For Pete’s sake you people should show him a little mercy.

  2. Eeyah! As much as I love R Kelly’s song s, what’s all these about him? People , friends in are now deserting him. Hmm

  3. This is too much ……they have ridiculed R Kelly career and life…I hope he will survived this for long

  4. Am beginning to feel sorry for him, look at how he ruined years of hard work because of lack of self control. Truly the scripture is right, a man who lacks self control is like a city without walls.

  5. I knew it all the while after his love trysts with Aaliyah who was his protege@the time
    When she passed away,he wasnt moved but was seen around playing a fatherly,brotherly role

  6. Its so sad he ended up broken,he shouldnt have combined his careers in music with things of the heart…..His Relationship with the Late Aaliyah even though she made insinuations that he forcefully had his way

  7. End of discussion for R Kelly, Kelly’s career is ended, little liven livineth the whole lumps, no sinner must go unpunished

  8. This issue is getting out of hand, he needs to come out and defend himself or ask for forgiveness.

  9. What is it that you people want from this young man, his blood? You people will leave alone when you here he has committed suicide. Wetin sef, is he the highest sinner? For Pete’s sake you people should show him a little mercy.

  10. really not a good time for this young man….. Its part of life anyway……. Hes got to be a man and face it.

  11. Everyone now has r kelly like they are all saints let not relegate him to the bad seeds christ always have a room for such personality

  12. Nobody or company would wanna continue or associate anymore with Kelly amidst this controversy surrounding him. He’s really going down.

  13. Has it gotten to this? This is a way of the white trying to pull down blacks. I know it is going like this because R.kelly is black. Same thing they did to Michael Jackson

  14. R kelly and his issues with his people.bcos he is not productive abi.God will give him another chance

  15. It pays to be upright and dignified. What R.Kelly is facing is what all these sexual predators ought to be facing. Sony music did well.

  16. This is similar to a novel I read but that was about patriotism and they took the guys career from him and he finally damaged his kidney and died. What’s actually with people and criticism.

  17. That is white man for you we Africa still like hi. Upon all .Thanks for the update its very vital keep it up we need more from you

  18. This one good thing about the whites. They dont support evil no matter who the offender is to them. Thats a good one

  19. R-Kelly’s days of shine in the music industry are gone. I suggest he retires from music and lead a more quiet life.

  20. Dam,still can’t believe this story mehnnn rkelly the whole word is against you ooo,you can’t fight this battle all alone sorry dear

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