R. Kelly

Noisey News

The 'Surviving R. Kelly' Premiere Was Disrupted By a Gun Threat

The event received an anonymous phone call that the Lifetime network confirms came from Chicago.
Kristin Corry
12.5.18
Noisey News

R. Kelly Releases Bizarre New 19-Minute Song, "I Admit It"

The Chicago singer reveals he doesn't own his music, addresses Spotify's Hate Conduct policy, and offers a strange denial of the sex cult allegations in a new song.
Kristin Corry
7.23.18
Noisey News

Spotify CEO Talks Hateful Conduct Policy: "We Rolled This Out Wrong"

After his company removed R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from curated playlists at the start of this month, Daniel Ek admitted to a conference crowd last night that Spotify made some mistakes.
Alex Robert Ross
5.31.18
documentaries

Why I've Made Two Films About the R. Kelly Sexual Misconduct Allegations

We spoke to Ben Zand, the filmmaker and journalist behind two BBC docs that explore the claims made against R. Kelly.
Ben Zand
5.29.18
Noisey News

Spotify to Restore XXXTentacion Songs to Their Playlists After Outcry

The company's "hateful conduct" policy was reportedly protested by Kendrick Lamar, who threatened to pull his music from the platform.
Phil Witmer
5.25.18
Noisey News

Woman Accuses R. Kelly of Rape, Imprisonment, and Infecting Her with Herpes

A lawsuit filed yesterday claims that the 51-year-old singer was "mentally, sexually and, verbally" abusive to Faith Rodgers after meeting her last March.
Alex Robert Ross
5.22.18
Ask A Lawyer

How Easy Is It for Businesses to Walk Away from Problematic Artists?

Following Spotify's new conduct policies for curated playlists, we examine the legal and ethical mechanisms lurking beneath the surface of right vs. wrong.
Andrea Domanick
5.11.18
Noisey News

Spotify Removes R. Kelly From Its Curated Playlists

Starting today, you won't be able to find R. Kelly's music on Spotify's official playlists like Rap Caviar and Discover Weekly.
Kristin Corry
5.10.18
Noisey News

Two More Women Come Forward With Sexual Abuse Allegations Against R. Kelly

In a new report from BuzzFeed News, two more additional women speak up with claims about the Chicago singer.
Kristin Corry
5.4.18
Op-Eds

R. Kelly Is Still Working Because Of Who His Victims Are

Some have asked why the Chicago singer hasn't faced any real repercussions. The reason is because his victims are young black girls.
Kristin Corry
5.2.18
Noisey News

Time's Up's Women of Color Group Is Campaigning to #MuteRKelly

On Tuesday morning, the organization made a call to action to investigate the singer's alleged abuse against women.
Lawrence Burney
4.30.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Vince Staples Calls R. Kelly a "Piece of Fucking Shit... Child Molester"

In an interview at Coachella, the rapper dug in: "If piece of fucking shit R. Kelly didn't go to jail for being a child molester and peeing on people and having a human trafficking ring in Atlanta, then I'll be alright."
Alex Robert Ross
4.16.18
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