Robert Kelly, 52, simply known as R. Kelly to millions of music fans had a global audience, three Grammy awards, and sold some 75 million records. But now he is a mirror, reflecting a reckoning at the heart of the times we live in. He is famous for the music he has given us. And he is infamous, for allegations he sexually abused women, for over two decades. Kelly vehemently denies those allegations.The exclusive, explosive interview Gayle King had with him this week is part of a larger conversation America is smack in the middle of. It has to do with violence, privilege and the rights of women. It has to do with the behavior of public figures.You may have already seen some of King's interview with R Kelly. But you haven't seen it all -- not yet.King met in a high-rise in Chicago just 8 short miles, and a world away from the Cook County jail, where he now sits.The current caseR. Kelly is currently behind bars. The issue: failure to pay child support. Kelly owes … [Read more...] about The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly
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For Grammy-nominated singer Joe, singing the hit song R. Kelly wrote and produced for him is out of the question. "I've stopped performing the song," he said in a statement to The Associated Press, referring to "More & More," a Top 20 R&B song released in 2003. "No music or intellectual property is worth being inconsiderate to the feelings or pain of others," 45-year-old Joe continued. In the wake of multiple sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly — which intensified this month with the release of the Lifetime documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" — some performers are denouncing songs the R&B hitmaker created for them. The film crew endured subzero temperatures overnight. (Published 2 hours ago) Sometime ago Jennifer Hudson removed two songs R. Kelly wrote for her from some streaming platforms, including YouTube and Apple Music: the Grammy-nominated "It's Your World" and "Where You At," a Top 10 R&B hit. On Thursday, she removed "Where You At" from … [Read more...] about Dilemma of Having an R. Kelly-Penned Hit: Sing it or Sink it?
Mesfin Fekadu, Ap Music Writer Updated 8:10 am PST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 In this Jan. 18, 2019 photo, singer and TV personality Syleena Johnson poses for a photo at her home in Alpharetta, Ga. Johnson, who appeared in the reality series “R&B Divas” and co-hosts the TV One daytime talk show, “Sister Circle,” sang the 2001 song, “I Am Your Woman," which was written and produced by R. Kelly. less In this Jan. 18, 2019 photo, singer and TV personality Syleena Johnson poses for a photo at her home in Alpharetta, Ga. Johnson, who appeared in the reality series “R&B Divas” and co-hosts the TV One ... more Photo: Annie Rice, AP Photo: Annie Rice, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 In this Jan. 18, 2019 photo, singer and … [Read more...] about Syleena Johnson takes sobering look at R. Kelly-penned song
Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post Published 4:43 am PST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Lady Gaga, center, and R. Kelly perform "Do What U Want (With My Body)" at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Lady Gaga is sorry for her 2013 duet with R. Kelly in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the singer, and she intends to remove the song from streaming services. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, file) less FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Lady Gaga, center, and R. Kelly perform "Do What U Want (With My Body)" at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Lady Gaga is sorry for her 2013 duet with R. Kelly ... more Photo: John Shearer, John Shearer/Invision/AP Photo: John Shearer, John Shearer/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 13 Caption … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga denounces R. Kelly, vows to take duet off streaming services
John Legend says speaking out against R. Kelly in the Lifetime docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly" was an "easy decision," calling the fellow singer a "serial child rapist." The project premiered on Thursday and focuses on women who allegedly underwent sexual, mental and physical abuse by the singer. Kelly has denied any misconduct and in addition, his lawyer has threatened to sue Lifetime, according to TMZ. Kelly has not commented publicly on Legend's latest remarks about him. "R. Kelly has brought so much pain to so many people," Legend says in the docu-series. "#TimesUp for R. Kelly." After the first episode aired, Legend tweeted on Friday, "To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all. I believe these women and don't give a f--k about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision." "Mean Gene" Okerlund has died at the age of 76. The wrestling legend worked for the AWA, WCW and WWE during his hall of fame career. (Published … [Read more...] about John Legend Speaks Out Against R. Kelly in Lifetime Docu-Series