The news comes on the heels of the Lifetime documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’ which details allegations against the singer of domestic abuse and having sex with minors.
Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways, sources tell Billboard. The news comes on the heels of the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which details allegations against the singer of domestic abuse and having sex with minors.
Over the years, the R&B singer has been no stranger to facing the accusations, as he was arrested in 2002 for his alleged involvement in a child pornography tape. Lifetime’s six-part docuseries narrates stories and allegations from a number of women, including his ex-wife Andrea Lee, former underage partner Lizzette Martinez and former backup singer Jovante Cunningham. The three-night, six-hour series averaged 2.1 million viewers, far bigger than the cable channel’s usual viewership.
Apart from Surviving R. Kelly becoming a success for Lifetime, the series has also jumpstarted a myriad of downfalls for the singer. Amid the docuseries, the #MuteRKelly campaign has risen, which demands the music industry, including his record label RCA records, to stop supporting the singer. Famous musicians have also spoken out against the singer, with Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper and Celine Dion pulling their collaborations with Kelly from streaming services.
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