New music by R. Kelly could 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 numerous moments all through his profession, however lately a brand new docuseries on Lifetime titled Surviving R. Kelly has sparked elevated public outrage. The collection outlines extra data concerning a large number of disturbing allegations mad in opposition to R. Kelly concerning supposed sexual and emotional abuse towards a number of ladies, holding ladies in opposition to their will in a “intercourse cult”, which was later bolstered with additional testimonies. Now the controversy may have a significant have an effect on on his profession.
According to varied sources shut the scenario, TMZ has realized 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 preserving him signed. Protests have additionally taken place, together with a latest stunt involving an activist group commissioning a aircraft 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 looking for a method out of the contract.
in different R. Kelly associated information, numerous 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 music to deal with his accusers. You can hearken to the music in full right here