Breaking: R. Kelly Has Reportedly 'Parted Ways' With His Label, RCA/Sony

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0371 -- Pictured: Musical guest R. Kelly performs on November 19, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

Breaking: R. Kelly Has Reportedly 'Parted Ways' With His Label, RCA/Sony

Sources say it was a mutual decision.

Published January 18, 2019

According to several reports, it's been confirmed that R. Kelly and his label, RCA/Sony, have amicably ended their business relationship. Just days ago, it was reported that his record label shelved all pending music from the Pied Piper due to his ongoing criminal investigations. The Chicago native was heavily scrutinized because of the Surviving R. Kelly docu-seriesand it seemed new details emerge daily about his disturbing dealings with underage girls, past and present.

After the airing of the docu-series, #MuteRKelly protests increased outside of the Sony offices in New York City, and several of his former collaborators pulled their music off of streaming platforms.

  1. Since the start of his career, Robert has been signed to Jive, which merged with Sony in 2011.

    When Jive was dissolved, his contract was handed over to RCA. Prior to him being put on hiatus, Robert was set to produce two more albums to fulfill his contractual obligations. Days ago, a banner flew over the Sony offices in Culver City, California, that read, "RCA/Sony: Drop Sexual Predator R. Kelly." Earlier today, a former intern of Epic Records, also owned by Sony Music, spoke out about her sexual relationship with Robert that allegedly began when she was 16 years old.

    Neither Robert nor RCA/Sony have yet to release a public statement, but Robert has been removed from the RCA roster on their website. We will keep you updated as the story develops.

Written by Mya Abraham

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