Sony's RCA Music Label Severs Ties With R. Kelly After Uproar

Sony's RCA Music Label Severs Ties With R. Kelly After Uproar

Sony's RCA Music Label Severs Ties With R. Kelly After Uproar

Reps for both RCA Records and its parent company Sony Music declined comment to Variety. Billboard first reported the news citing unnamed sources.

Embattled singer R. Kelly and bosses at his record label Sony Music have reportedly parted ways. When Sony purchased BMG, Jive fell under the Sony umbrella and was eventually folded into RCA. They came equipped with a petition for the record label to drop the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer and it had over 200,000 signatures.

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

Kelly, 52, released his last album in 2016.

In 1995, when he was 27, he briefly married the late singer Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time (in "Surviving R. Kelly" an executive who formerly worked with the singer says he forged Aaliyah's birth date on the marriage license to say she was 18, and another witness says she saw Kelly and Aaliyah having sex).

R. Kelly has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls.

Sampson, who first went public with her allegations in a Washington Post article previous year, reveals she began to feel like she was in love with Kelly, but she was confused about the situation.

Kelly maintains his innocence against all allegations against him.

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.

Spotify announced in May it would drop the singer from its curated "playlists".

However, he was exonerated of all charges in 2008. As a outcome of the series, many artists and former collaborators have chosen to condemn Kelly, including John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Chance The Rapper, and many others.

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