R. Kelly’s Label Puts His Music On Hold Amid Documentary Heat

Written by Kecia Gayle January 14, 2019
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Kelly’s Label Puts His Music On Hold Amid Documentary Heat

Despite the backlash from Lifetime’s documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” which details the alleged sex abuse from multiple women, R. Kelly hasn’t been completely canceled out just yet.

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However, there has been a big debate about whether it’s appropriate to listen to his music. His record label RCA is reportedly trying to figure that out as well and has decided to hold off on releasing any of his new music until this whole scandal settles down.

Sources familiar with Kelly’s contract and dealings with RCA/Sony shares with TMZ that the label will not produce any of the singer’s new music and will not put money behind any of his projects. In addition to that, the label will not release any additional music until the criminal investigations in Georgia and Atlanta and other fallout resolve one way or the other, TMZ reports.

So how does R. Kelly feel about this? Well, apparently he’s furious because he’s been in the studio recording new music to fulfill the obligations under his RCA contract which requires 2 new albums.  But, RCA/Sony is in a bit of a bind. If they decide to release his new music, they know they will face a lot of criticism due to the growing #muteRkelly movement.

However, if they walk away from Kelly, they know that they might have a lawsuit coming their way because they have a deal with the singer. As of right now, it is unclear if there’s a “morals clause” in R. Kelly’s contract, which would allow the label to kick him to the curb for crossing the line.

On top of all of that, sources say other artists are now turning him down for possible collaborations. Socialites, what do you think is the best move for his record label to make? Sound off in the comment box below!

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