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Black Twitter Tells Erykah Badu to Have a Window Seat After Coming to R. Kelly’s ‘Defense’ at Chicago Concert

Photo: Richard Shotwell (Invision/Associated Press) Erykah Badu has a lengthy history of showering one Robert Sylvester Kelly Sr.—and other problematic individuals—with undeserved grace. So much so that her contrarian stances are as commonplace as her eclectic ensembles. So it comes as no surprise that in the aftermath of “Surviving R. Kelly”, while the entire free […]

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Black Twitter Tells Erykah Badu to Have a Window Seat After ‘Coming to R. Kelly’s Defense’ at Chicago Concert [Updated]

Photo: Richard Shotwell (Invision/Associated Press) Erykah Badu has a lengthy history of showering one Robert Sylvester Kelly Sr.—and other problematic individuals—with undeserved grace. So much so that her contrarian stances are as commonplace as her eclectic ensembles. So it comes as no surprise that in the aftermath of “Surviving R. Kelly”, while the entire free […]

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Bounce Bounce Bounce: Sony and R. Kelly Mutually End Longtime Record Deal: Report

R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo: Mike Pont (Getty Images) Wow. It finally happened. According to Billboard, sources are confirming that Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways. The R&B singer’s relationship with the record label was quite […]

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Bounce Bounce Bounce: Sony and R. Kelly Mutually End Longtime Record Deal: Report [Updated]

R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo: Mike Pont (Getty Images) Wow. It finally happened. According to Billboard, sources are confirming that Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways. The R&B singer’s relationship with the record label was quite […]

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R. Kelly Accused of Sexually Abusing a Former Epic Records Intern When She Was 16

Tracy Sampson says R. Kelly sexually abused her when she was a teen. Screenshot: Dateline (NBC News) In an episode of NBC’s Dateline scheduled to air Friday night, a woman who worked as an intern for Epic Records when she was teen says R. Kelly sexually abused her. Tracy Sampson, now 36, told Dateline that […]

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Post-Surviving R.Kelly Fallout: What Do We Do With All These Celebrity Apologies?

Screenshot: ABC News (YouTube) Surviving R. Kelly is not just an apt title to describe the harrowing accounts of the women and families who came forward to detail their experiences with Robert Sylvester Kelly. It’s also (to a much lesser extent) an accurate description of the experience viewers had after engaging all six hours of […]

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R. Kelly Is Facing Eviction, Hot and Fresh Out the Kitchen

Singer R. Kelly performs at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) R. Kelly’s (self-inflicted) issues are compounding. Next up? Arrears. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the R&B singer has to pay more than $173,000 of delinquent […]

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Neal Brennan: R Kelly And His ‘Goons’ Tried To Beat Up Dave Chappelle For Making Fun Of Him

YouTube The release of Surviving R. Kelly has brought new attention to the litany of sexual misconduct allegations brought against R. Kelly. The Lifetime miniseries laying out each accusation has made many reevaluate their collaborations with Kelly, and made many wonder exactly why it took so long for people to take his crimes seriously. The […]

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#MuteRKelly: NYC Rally Planned to Pressure RCA to Drop ‘The Pied Piper of R&B’ [Updated]

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on January 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations into allegations made against the […]

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#MuteRKelly: NYC Rally Planned to Pressure RCA to Drop ‘The Pied Piper of R&B’

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on January 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations into allegations made against the […]

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R. Kelly’s Lawyer Claimed Aaliyah Lied About Her Age. This Resurfaced Video Shows He’s Full of Shit

R. Kelly performs at MSG Theater on November 21, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Jason Kempin (Getty Images) R. Kelly believed “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number” when he wrote it, but video proof of that fact is a thing. Among the myriad conversations spawned by Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly, a significant proponent was […]

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No, Iyanla Cannot Fix R. Kelly’s Life 

Iyanla Vanzant speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Essence) Iyanla Vanzant can apparently fix just about anything through the power of her comforting bosom, but not Robert Kelly. The Chicago native has been reportedly suffering from panic attacks, […]

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Illinois Officials Mute R. Kelly, Deny Permit for Upcoming Concert

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on January 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations into allegations made against the […]

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Aaliyah ‘Lied About Her Age’ and R. Kelly Didn’t Know, Lawyer Claims

Photo: Jason Merritt (Getty Images for BET) You have to be a disgusting individual to get on national television and try to save your client’s already trashed reputation by casting aspersions on the legacy of a dead young woman who is no longer able to speak for herself. Yet, that is exactly what R. Kelly’s […]

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Why Do We Silence Black Girls and Women Who are Survivors of Sexual Violence? 

Today, conversations about sexual violence and harassment towards women have infiltrated popular culture, the news and beyond. But despite the prevalence of sexual violence towards black girls and women, we remain almost invisible in these conversations. You see, the legacy of sexual violence towards black women, and our subsequent silencing runs deep. In her seminal […]

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A Plane With A ‘Drop Sexual Predator R. Kelly’ Banner Flew Over Sony’s Offices

Getty Image Since the first airing of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary series, people are scrambling to distance themselves from the controversial singer. In just the past few days, for example, past collaborators like Lady Gaga, Phoenix, and Nick Cannon have apologized for working with Kelly. Today, people near Sony’s offices Culver City, California who […]

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Concerned by Allegations in Surviving R. Kelly, Judge Grants Emergency Motion to Inspect R&B Singer’s Studio

Performer R. Kelly performs his version of the national anthem before the Bernard Hopkins and Jermain Taylor undisputed world middleweight championship fight on December 3, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Jed Jacobsohn (Getty Images) Looks like someone by the self-given name of the Pied Piper is stepping in the name of investigation. Following the […]

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‘We’re Dancing to These Women’s Pain’: Female Activists Escalate Protests Against R. Kelly—and Call Out RCA and Sony

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on January 9, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations into allegations made against the […]

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R. Kelly’s Estranged Daughter, Another Reported Victim Come Forward to Speak Out Against Him

Photo: Al Bello (Getty Images) More women are stepping forward to speak out against R&B singer R. Kelly, after the six-hour documentary series Surviving R. Kelly brought renewed attention to the sexual crimes he is accused of. Kelly’s daughter Joann Lee Kelly, who goes by the name Buku Abi, wrote a long post on her […]

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Lady Gaga Apologizes For Working With R. Kelly, Vows to Remove ‘Do What U Want’ From iTunes 

Singers R. Kelly (L) and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Lady Gaga has finally said it, publicly: she has acknowledged R. Kelly’s reported victims and is remorseful. If you recall correctly, “Do What U Want (With My […]

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