Chicago singer R. Kelly might want to see how the free agent market is looking these days. New reports claim RCA/Sony has put his new music on hold amid the aftermath of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries airing.
According to reports, Kells’ label is not financially supporting anything new from him until multiple criminal investigations wrap up.
Sources familiar with R. Kelly’s contract and dealings with RCA/Sony tell us … the label will not produce any of the singer’s new music, it will not put money behind any of his projects, and it will not release any additional music until the criminal investigations in Georgia and Atlanta and other fallout resolve one way or the other. We’re told R. Kelly is pissed because he’s been in the studio recording new music to fulfill the obligations under his RCA contract … which requires 2 new albums. (TMZ)
Last week, buzz developed about Kelly selling out a Chicago concert with women allegedly screaming for him to take them hostage.
R Kelly made a scheduled appearance at the popular nightclub V75 – and less than an hour after it opened, the club was so packed, they had to turn people away. The club was filled to capacity with R Kelly’s fans – hoping to show support to him after the devastating allegations in the Lifetime documentary. And the singer played it up for his fans. While he didn’t perform outright, he lip synched along with many of his songs. The club was filled with 80% women – who were all there to support the controversial R&B artist. (Defender Network)
A few days ago, Hollywood actor/rapper Nick Cannon shared a reflective post about his past “Gigolo” Kelly collaboration.
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#TBT After much self reflection and meditation, I have to be one of the first to admit that in my past I’ve DEFINITELY turned a blind eye to a lot of darkness in this industry. Let’s stop beating around the bush and call it what it is. This entire industry was established and built by evil and predatorily spirits and male chauvinistic behavior. And since the recent media outrage pertaining to @RKELLY I have realized that the REAL issue at hand is the ultimate lack of care and disrespect for our QUEENS. For far too long we have treated women like second class citizens, when in actuality they are the source, our core, and the Superior beings. But our insecurities, Egos, and lack of love has tried to prove otherwise. Therefore we have SEVERAL cases where we allow entertainers, executives, and every day individuals abuse and mistreat our life bearers and beautiful equals. It is no secret how men have misused their power to manipulate young emerging pop stars to seasoned hollywood actresses and everyone in between. I have personally witnessed it and will no longer be silent about it. It’s not dry snitching, it’s a paradigm shift. I’m not judging ANY man for his past or his private actions because I too am a guilty sinner of the blatant disrespect even in some of the statements in the song above. But From Individuals like Les Moonves, Harvey Weinstein, Elvis and others, I must say we have to deal with this sickness head on. The real leaders and Bosses must step up and be MEN! And I will be one of the first to say on behalf of all men, I am Sorry. Please consider an advocate, ally and student that needs guidance in an industry that was designed to take advantage of women. Let’s change it ALL immediately. And call it all to the table for our ignorance, wrong doings and disrespect. I apologize my Queens.
Recently, pop superstar Lady Gaga promised to pull a past Kelly collabo from streaming sites.
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019