New music by R. Kelly might by no means be launched as RCA Records has reportedly put a maintain on his new materials.
The r'n'b singer has been embroiled in controversy at varied moments all through his profession, however lately a brand new docuseries on Lifetime titled Surviving R. Kelly has sparked elevated public outrage. The sequence outlines extra data relating to a large number of disturbing allegations mad in opposition to R. Kelly relating to supposed sexual and emotional abuse towards a number of girls, holding girls in opposition to their will in a “intercourse cult”, which was later bolstered with additional testimonies. Now the controversy might have a significant have an effect on on his profession.
According to varied sources shut the state of affairs, TMZ has discovered that RCA Records and Sony are refusing to help new music for Kelly. The singer's present contract states that he's obligated to launch two extra albums. RCA and Sony want to have the litany of disturbing allegations investigated earlier than investing any extra money and assets into his new releases.
RCA and Sony haven't publicly commented on the allegations made in opposition to Kelly, however they've acquired harsh criticism for holding him signed. Protests have additionally taken place, together with a latest stunt involving an activist group commissioning a airplane to fly over the label's headquarters displaying a protest message.
For now, Kelly will stay underneath contract with RCA and Sony for 2 extra albums, however it's anticipated that each side may very well be trying to find a manner out of the contract.
in different R. Kelly associated information, varied artists have apologized for working with him, together with Chance the Rapper and Lady Gaga. More lately, Celine Dion has taken steps to try to take away her collaboration with Kelly from streaming platforms.
R. Kelly has repeatedly denied the accusations and even shared a 19-minute track to handle his accusers. You can take heed to the track in full right here