R. Kelly and Sony Music Reportedly Part Ways Following Controversy

R. Kelly and Sony part ways as scandals surround music star

Reps for RCA and its parent company, Sony, did not return Rolling Stone's requests for comment immediately. The two parties reportedly settled out of court for $250,000 in 2002, but his lawyer tells NBC News the alleged relationship "didn't happen".

Sony Music has made a decision to part ways with embattled R&B singer R. Kelly, who faces numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, according to reports. Amidst the backlash sparked by Surviving R. Kelly, fans have pressured Sony to part ways with the musician.

Billboard reports that the sources confirm that the singer has been dumped by his record label and has been removed from the RCA website.

Kelly's back catalog will remain with RCA/Sony. "This victory belongs to the survivors of his abuse - their courageous testimonies played a critical role in pushing RCA to drop R. Kelly". Earlier this year, he tweeted that he has a new album on the way. According to a report from The New York Times, a district attorney in Georgia has been conducting interviews with Kelly's alleged victims.

In 2008, R Kelly stood trial on charges of making a sex tape with an under-age female but was found not guilty. The documentary that started the fresh batch of problems for Mr. Kelly claims the R & B singer has been abusing and having sex with minors for years.

Last year, the Time's Up campaign sought action from RCA, Spotify and Apple Music, which stream Kelly's catalogue; and Ticketmaster, which has sold tickets to his concerts over the allegations. In the docu-series, R. Kelly is accused of abuse by former backup singer, Jovante Cunningham, Lizzette Martinez, and Andrea Lee, his ex-wife.

R Kelly also attempted to marry the late R&B singer Aaliyah when she was 15 and he was 27.

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