Sony Music Finally Drops R. Kelly

By Kenrya Rankin Jan 18, 2019

Variety reports today (January 18), that Sony Music has dropped R. Kelly from label RCA Records:


No external announcement of the move is planned in the immediate future, says a source, who added that the company took its time to wade through the issues “responsibly” and avoid legal ramifications. R. Kelly was removed from the RCA Records website, which lists the label’s signed artists, shortly after 10 a.m. PT on Friday, January 18.

The move comes after years of advocacy work and a documentary series that made it nearly impossible to ignore the allegations that R. Kelly has been sexually assaulting Black girls and women for decades.