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From ‘Suicide Pacts’ to R. Kelly Tats, Disturbing New Stories from His Girlfriends Arise  

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) To be labeled Robert “R.” Kelly’s “girlfriend” is to be tangled in a highly disturbing web, it seems. Following Kelly’s first interview since his arrest on multiple counts of aggravated sexual […]

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R. Kelly Accuser Claims He ‘Confided’ in Her About His ‘Sexual’ Relationship With Aaliyah’s Mother 

R. Kelly attends a ‘Trapped In The Closet’ screening on November 19, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Ben Gabbe (Getty Images) The saga around the resurfacing of Robert “R.” Kelly’s alleged victims’ claims and his pending aggravated sexual assault case has reached an extra alarming chapter. In a recent interview, R. Kelly accuser Lisa […]

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R. Kelly Believes He Can Cry. Twitter Believes He Can Lie

R. Kelly on CBS This MorningScreenshot: CBS This Morning (YouTube) In his first interview since being arrested on 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault (with three of the four alleged victims being underaged at the time), R. Kelly sat down with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King in a highly-charged interview which aired early Wednesday morning. […]

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‘His Victims Deserve Justice’: John Legend Continues to Speak Out Against R. Kelly

While many of past collaborators remain silent on what appears to be the reckoning of decades’ worth of allegations against R. Kelly, John Legend, who declined an opportunity to work with the singer-songwriter, is maintaining his stance. On Tuesday, he spoke with NBC News’ TODAY about the new charges of sex abuse Kelly is facing, […]

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Breaking: R. Kelly Indicted on 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse, No-Bail Arrest Warrant Approved

Photo: Getty There were decades of allegations. There was a criminal trial on charges of child pornography. There were hashtag campaigns and open letters. There was a high-profile series documenting the stories of his alleged victims. Now, there is a no-bail warrant out for Robert “R.” Kelly on 10 counts of aggravated child sexual abuse, […]

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R. Kelly Indicted on 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse, No-Bail Arrest Warrant Issued [Updated]

Photo: Getty There were decades of allegations. There was a criminal trial on charges of child pornography. There were hashtag campaigns and open letters. There was a high-profile series documenting the stories of his alleged victims. Now, there is a no-bail warrant out for Robert “R.” Kelly on 10 counts of aggravated child sexual abuse, […]

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A New and Eerily Similar R. Kelly Sex Tape Has Reportedly Surfaced. Let’s See What Happens This Time

R. Kelly performs on October 16, 2009 in New York City. Photo: Michael N. Todaro (Getty Images) Deja vu—a new sex tape involving R. Kelly and an underaged girl has reportedly surfaced. And it’s been turned over to the police. It was 2002 when news of a leaked sex tape unleashed into the world, with […]

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The Philadelphia City Council Unanimously Passed A Bill Banning R. Kelly From Performing There

Getty Image Last week, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym introduced a “Mute R. Kelly” resolution to the city assembly that would permanently ban 52-year-old R&B singer from performing in the City of Brotherly Love. “If you’re a rapist or a child molester, you’re not welcome in Philadelphia,” Gym told local news. “I think we live […]

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Everything That’s Happened To R. Kelly Since Lifetime Aired Its ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Documentary

Getty Image / UPROXX STUDIOS In the weeks since Surviving R. Kelly aired on Lifetime, it seems the R&B singer’s fortunes have shifted pretty significantly. Initially, it looked like things would work out for Kelly as they always had. After the first night aired, streams of his albums and songs spiked significantly, leading some to […]

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Spotify Quietly Enabled a Feature to Allow Listeners to Literally Mute R. Kelly

Recording artist R Kelly performs onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images) The #MuteRKelly movement, founded by Oronike Odeleye and Kenyette Barnes, has rightfully been on these streaming platforms’ and record […]

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Producer Dream Hampton Is Fed Up with Her Generation of Women

Surviving R. Kelly executive producer dream hampton has been at war with R. Kelly and the community that has protected him in the hellstorm of a reckoning that’s come since the premiere of her tell-all documentary about Kelly’s alleged abuse of women (many of them underage) stemming from the 90s. In the wake of the […]

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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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