Sony Music drops R. Kelly, shelves music indefinitely

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On Wednesday, protesters delivered a petition including more than 200,000 signatures asking for RCA and its parent company, Sony Music Entertainment, to drop the singer. The breaking news comes (January 18) after RCA/Sony Records sources confirmed the development to Billboard.

Sony Corp's RCA music label has scrubbed R Kelly from its lineup after a documentary series renewed the furor surrounding allegations of criminal sexual misconduct.

When Sony bought out the record company on which Kelly has been signed for almost the entirety of his career, Jive, he effectively became a part of the many companies owned by Sony. The label recently removed the Chicago, Illinois singer from its website roster. VARIETY reports that no public announcement of the separation is forthcoming, and his catalog will remain with RCA/SONY. His last release on the label was 2016's holiday album 12 Nights of Christmas.

"After years of profiting from R. Kelly, despite their knowledge of [allegations of] sexual abuse of black girls, Sony's RCA is finally acting", Arisha Hatch, managing director of campaigns at racial justice organization Color of Change, said in a statement on Friday. He has denied all claims of misconduct.

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One woman who sued R. Kelly, accusing him of sexual battery, knowingly infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease and false imprisonment, also says he has threatened her.

Lady Gaga and R. Kelly performing on "Saturday Night Live", in NY.

He tweeted earlier this month that he had a new album coming out soon. "What I am hearing about the allegations against R. Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible".

Allegations against R. Kelly have been around for ten years, and he was acquitted on child pornography charges in 2008.

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