R. Kelly

Spotify to Move Back on XXXTentacion Policy After Outcry

Spotify might be moving back on its decision to remove artists from its playlists. After instituting a new policy for handling "hate content" and "hateful conduct" earlier…
Rob Arcand / May 24, 2018

Hulu Developing New R. Kelly Documentary Based on Buzzfeed’s Reporting

Hulu is teaming up with Buzzfeed to produce a new documentary about the sex abuse claims against R. Kelly. Entertainment Weekly reports that the project…
Israel Daramola / May 24, 2018

R. Kelly Dismisses Critics in New Phone Video: “They Should Have Did This Shit 30 Years Ago”

A new video has surfaced online of R. Kelly expressing dismissal of his critics in one of his first publicly available statements since sexual abuse allegations of…
Andy Cush / May 22, 2018

R. Kelly Accused of Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment, Transmitting STD in Lawsuit

R. Kelly is the subject of a new lawsuit filed in a Manhattan court on Monday (May 21), alleging sexual battery, false imprisonment and failure…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / May 22, 2018

Pitchfork Apologizes for Booking R. Kelly at 2013 Festival

Today, Pitchfork announced that it has partnered with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to "to raise awareness and funds to support the fight…
Jordan Sargent / May 18, 2018

R. Kelly Stages Racy Performance in North Carolina Amid Protest, Allegations

With demonstrators standing outside his concert protesting his presence, R. Kelly summoned his passionate fans to carry him through what has been a difficult week.
Associated Press / May 13, 2018

Apple Music and Pandora Are No Longer Promoting R. Kelly

On Thursday, Spotify said that it would be removing R. Kelly's music from its official playlists. Due to a new "hate content and hateful conduct"
Rob Arcand / May 12, 2018

What Does Spotify’s R. Kelly Policy Say About Policing a Streaming Platform?

Yesterday, Spotify announced that it was pulling R. Kelly's music from its numerous editorial and algorithmic playlists. Due to…
Rob Arcand / May 11, 2018

XXXTentacion and Tay-K Quietly Pulled From Spotify Playlists After Anti-Hate Policy Changes

In a Billboard story today, Spotify announced new policies for dealing with what it calls "hateful conduct" and "hate content." Under the new rules, anyone who engages…
Andy Cush / May 10, 2018

Spotify Pulls R. Kelly From Playlists Under New Anti-Hate Policy

Spotify is removing R. Kelly's music from its official "editorial" and programmed playlists as part of a new policy on hate content and hateful conduct, the service announced…
Anna Gaca / May 10, 2018

Why Is TMZ in Bed With R. Kelly?

The R. Kelly news cycle does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon, with renewed calls for his career to be ended coming amid a…
Jordan Sargent / May 9, 2018

R. Kelly Accusers Say They Had to Get Permission Just to Use the Bathroom

Two women formerly involved with R. Kelly discussed the abuse they allegedly suffered at the hands of the r&b star with Megyn Kelly on the…
Maggie Serota / May 8, 2018

Lifetime Developing Original Movie and Docuseries on R. Kelly Allegations

The Lifetime network has greenlit two new projects about the "women under the spell of R&B singer R. Kelly." The two projects, an investigative docuseries…
Israel Daramola / May 8, 2018

New R. Kelly Allegations Emerge in Detailed Washington Post Exposé

Earlier today, Buzzfeed reported that R. Kelly's world is "crumbling" and his career "in jeopardy" as members of his inner circle quit and two more women come…
Anna Gaca / May 4, 2018

R. Kelly’s World “Crumbling” as New Allegations Surface: Report

Recent scrutiny from the Time's Up movement, a new legal threat from an ex-partner, and the loss of key staff have placed R. Kelly under intensifying pressure as the singer faces fresh public…
Anna Gaca / May 4, 2018
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