#SurvivingRKelly: Sony Records drops R. Kelly amid backlash from the Docuseries
More problems for R&B legend, R Kelly as Sony has decided to drop the artiste amidst the backlash from the recently released docuseries, ‘Surviving R. Kelly‘ on the abusive lifestyle of the veteran musician.
Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways, sources tell Billboard. The news comes on the heels of the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer.
Reps for Sony and R. Kelly could not be immediately reached. Kelly has also now been removed from the RCA website.
Kelly had been signed to Jive since the beginning of his career in the early 1990s, and when Jive became part of Sony BMG, he became part of the Sony umbrella. He has been under contract at RCA, a Sony subsidiary, since 2012.