R. Kelly has reportedly been dropped by Sony Music according to sources close to Billboard.
Coming off the back of Lifetime’s ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ docuseries, which explored the numerous allegations of psychological and sexual abuse from the performer, the dissolution of his Sony contract follows an almost 30-year agreement between the two camps.
Earlier this week, further reports from Sony emerged that the label powerhouse had frozen future productions of any new R. Kelly music until the conclusion of criminal investigations. Kelly has denied all charges, however in the wake of the Lifetime series, several past collaborators, including Celine Dion and Lady Gaga, have all removed their featured songs from streaming services. The six-hour series, broadcast over three parts, focused on accounts of several women who claimed Kelly had sexually and violently abused them, with many in their teens at the time.