R Kelly dropped by Sony Music and RCA in wake of sexual abuse allegations.
R Kelly has been dropped by his record label in the wake of the allegations made in the Surviving R Kelly docuseries.
The 52-year-old was removed from the RCA Records website, which details all the artists signed to the label, on 18 January.
According to reports, Sony/RCA does not plan to make an ‘external announcement’ about the decision to part with Kelly. A Sony Music source said that the Ignition singer was informed of the decision last Thursday, according to Variety.
Kelly has been with the label for more than 25 years – his group Public Announcement released an album with Jive, which was at the time a subsidiary of BMG, while he released a number of albums with Jive.
Sony then bought BMG, with Jive eventually falling under the RCA umbrella. RCA did not have any involvement with Kelly’s 2018 song I Admit or his recent release Born To My Music.