Sony Music Drops R.Kelly

R. Kelly

SONY Music Label had dropped R.Kelly from their roster, and quietly have decided to drop him off of their late as an artist. This is due to the heated protest revolving around the new reveled and old of sexual misconduct with underage girls. The Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R.Kelly” reignited a storm of R.Kelly backlash.

Sony Music has decided to dissolve its working relationship with R. Kelly, Variety has learned. No external announcement of the move is planned in the immediate future, says a source, who added that Kelly’s presence on the RCA website (where he remains) will not indicate his departure from the company, as his back catalog will remain with RCA/Sony. Kelly’s last release with the label was a Christmas-themed album in 2016, although he has released several songs independently since that time, presumably with Sony’s consent, and Tweeted earlier this year that he has a new album on the way. Contacted by Variety, reps for both RCA Records and its parent company, Sony Music, declined comment. (Variety)


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