Director Ava DuVernay and Gabrielle Union won’t put the key into R. Kelly‘s “Ignition” anytime soon. The Hollywood heavyweights have announced their support for a movement to silence Kells.

Ava went to Twitter this week to push forward and encourage other people to contribute to the new #MuteRKelly hashtag.

Various high-profile celebrities have pushed forward with the #MuteRKelly movement.



This past weekend, Kelly issued a public apology for having one of his concerts cancelled over a rumor.

“Yo what’s up, y’all? It’s your boy Kells and first of all, I want to apologize to all of my fans in Chicago and basically all around the world where I’m performing at and they cancelled me. I don’t know why they cancelled the show. I’ve never heard of a show being cancelled because of rumors. I guess it’s a first time for everything – in the meantime, I’m going to try to get to the bottom of it as far as my lawyers are concerned – why I was cancelled. Until then, I love y’all and I’ll see you the next time around. I hope you understand and don’t put that on me.”

At the recent suggestion of #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, radio host Tom Joyner revealed a big decision to ban Kells’ tunes from his radio show.

In light of his most recent accusations of giving a woman an STD and training others to be sex pets, Tarana Burke appeared on Jacque Reid‘s Inside Her Story segment on the Tom Joyner Morning Show yesterday. Burke went on to explain by supporting the 51-year-old’s music, consumers are keeping him “wealthy”. She then called out the TJMS for their “support” over the years of Kelly (they, like many stations, still play his music, even having him on the 2015 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise). “We need the Tom Joyner Morning Show to support R. Kelly.” Without hesitation, Joyner responded “Okay, you got it. I’ll do that right now. I won’t play anymore R. Kelly music.” (TV One)