Not-so-fun fact: A perfunctory search of “R. Kelly” on our publishing platform brings up dozens of articles alleging years of sexual predation and abuse by the still-enduring R&B singer, featuring testimonials from everyone from his ex-wife to former members of the “sex cult” Kelly purportedly maintains in several…
Early Monday morning, a new R. Kelly track, “I Admit” dropped on SoundCloud, where the singer addresses the allegations that he runs a sex cult; reveals he was sexually abused as a child and waxes on at length about his dire financial and legal straits.
Jamilah Lemieux has about 3,000 accounts muted and blocked on social media. As a black woman who often uses her platform to call out abusive behavior towards black women and girls, Twitter’s mute feature is a tool she’s become more than familiar with.
R. Kelly’s ex-wife and the mother of his three children, Andrea Kelly, appeared on TV One’s Sister Circle and recounted what she says were her years of abuse at the hands of the R&B singer.
Spotify has backpedaled on its “hateful conduct” policy, which penalized artists on the streaming platform if they had a history of “controversies.”
At this point, I’m not condoning violence against R. Kelly, but if someone happened to walk upon him and hit him with a two-piece, I wouldn’t feel sorry for him, especially after a recent video that shows him bragging about the records he’s sold despite the numerous sexual abuse allegations against him.
On Monday a woman filed a lawsuit against R. Kelly in Supreme Court in New York, alleging that the singer sexually assaulted her, infected her with herpes and locked her in rooms to punish her for failing to please him.
Media Remind Us of Those Not on Holiday Cards
I thought this dude was canceled.
Critical Report Appears on Own Websites
As of Thursday, Spotify listeners will no longer be able to bump—or accidentally bump into—any R. Kelly tracks on the site’s playlists. The move is made possible by a new policy regarding public hate content and hateful conduct, which gives the company the right to choose not to promote artists it feels have caused…
I caught up with Tarana Burke at the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault annual awards on Monday in New York City, where she picked up yet another award for her years of activism, most notably #MeToo.
This weekend, while driving with my windows down in 86-degree, sunny springtime weather, my car’s playlist (mostly comedy, hip-hop and old-school R&B) shuffled randomly to a 26-minute story from a 1968 comedy album. As a lover of storytelling, I couldn’t bring myself to hit the skip button as the winding, 26-minute…
After Time’s Up, an initiative dedicated to combating sexual abuse and harassment, called for “appropriate investigations and inquiries” into repeated allegations of sexual abuse against Robert “R.” Kelly, two more women have come forward with new claims against the singer.
Ever since T.I. rapped “you had a bad idea and you makin’ it worse” on his and Kanye’s “Ye vs. the People,” I’ve found ways to apply that statement to so many facets of life. It was so apt and simple and profound that it really encapsulates everything going on in the world of Kanye West right now.
The hullabaloo about Kanye West’s nonsensical rants, the Bill Cosby conviction and the movement to mute R. Kelly has exposed a clear line of demarcation with two opposing sides.
Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
For 24 years now (24!), R. Kelly’s behavior has been as essential to his place in the zeitgeist as his music.
The women of color within the Time’s Up movement penned a letter calling for action against R. Kelly for his alleged history of sexual abuse. In it, the women call on the music industry to cut ties with R. Kelly and also call for an investigation into all sexual-misconduct allegations involving the singer. Kelly’s…
To Our Fellow Women of Color: