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R. Kelly Had Dubai Plans, but Dubai Government Officials Never Got the Memo 

Singer R. Kelly (C) arrives for his court date at the Leighton Courthouse on March 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. R. Kelly appeared before a judge to request permission to travel to Dubai to perform in several concerts.Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty Images) Robert “R.” Kelly wanted to go to Dubai to meet the royal family […]

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R. Kelly Can’t Leave Illinois, But Wants to Travel to Dubai to Perform in Order to Pay Child Support

Singer R. Kelly attends the Brooklyn Nets vs the Atlanta Hawks on November 17, 2015 in New York City. Photo: Al Bello (Getty Images) Robert “R.” Kelly doesn’t see nothin’ wrong with a little Dubai trip, but the Cook County judge might. As R. Kelly awaits trial, where he faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual […]

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From ‘Suicide Pacts’ to R. Kelly Tats, Disturbing New Stories from His Girlfriends Arise  

R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.Photo: Mike Pont (Getty Images) To be labeled Robert “R.” Kelly’s “girlfriend” is to be tangled in a highly disturbing web, it seems. Following Kelly’s first interview since his arrest on multiple counts of aggravated sexual […]

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R. Kelly Accuser Claims He ‘Confided’ in Her About His ‘Sexual’ Relationship With Aaliyah’s Mother 

R. Kelly attends a ‘Trapped In The Closet’ screening on November 19, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Ben Gabbe (Getty Images) The saga around the resurfacing of Robert “R.” Kelly’s alleged victims’ claims and his pending aggravated sexual assault case has reached an extra alarming chapter. In a recent […]

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R. Kelly Believes He Can Cry. Twitter Believes He Can Lie

R. Kelly on CBS This MorningScreenshot: CBS This Morning (YouTube) In his first interview since being arrested on 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault (with three of the four alleged victims being underaged at the time), R. Kelly sat down with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King in a highly-charged interview […]

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‘His Victims Deserve Justice’: John Legend Continues to Speak Out Against R. Kelly

While many of past collaborators remain silent on what appears to be the reckoning of decades’ worth of allegations against R. Kelly, John Legend, who declined an opportunity to work with the singer-songwriter, is maintaining his stance. On Tuesday, he spoke with NBC News’ TODAY about the new charges of […]

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The Philadelphia City Council Unanimously Passed A Bill Banning R. Kelly From Performing There

Getty Image Last week, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym introduced a “Mute R. Kelly” resolution to the city assembly that would permanently ban 52-year-old R&B singer from performing in the City of Brotherly Love. “If you’re a rapist or a child molester, you’re not welcome in Philadelphia,” Gym told local […]

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Black Twitter Tells Erykah Badu to Have a Window Seat After Coming to R. Kelly’s ‘Defense’ at Chicago Concert

Photo: Richard Shotwell (Invision/Associated Press) Erykah Badu has a lengthy history of showering one Robert Sylvester Kelly Sr.—and other problematic individuals—with undeserved grace. So much so that her contrarian stances are as commonplace as her eclectic ensembles. So it comes as no surprise that in the aftermath of “Surviving R. […]

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Post-Surviving R.Kelly Fallout: What Do We Do With All These Celebrity Apologies?

Screenshot: ABC News (YouTube) Surviving R. Kelly is not just an apt title to describe the harrowing accounts of the women and families who came forward to detail their experiences with Robert Sylvester Kelly. It’s also (to a much lesser extent) an accurate description of the experience viewers had after […]

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Neal Brennan: R Kelly And His ‘Goons’ Tried To Beat Up Dave Chappelle For Making Fun Of Him

YouTube The release of Surviving R. Kelly has brought new attention to the litany of sexual misconduct allegations brought against R. Kelly. The Lifetime miniseries laying out each accusation has made many reevaluate their collaborations with Kelly, and made many wonder exactly why it took so long for people to […]

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#MuteRKelly: NYC Rally Planned to Pressure RCA to Drop ‘The Pied Piper of R&B’

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on January 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations […]

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Illinois Officials Mute R. Kelly, Deny Permit for Upcoming Concert

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on January 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations […]

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Aaliyah ‘Lied About Her Age’ and R. Kelly Didn’t Know, Lawyer Claims

Photo: Jason Merritt (Getty Images for BET) You have to be a disgusting individual to get on national television and try to save your client’s already trashed reputation by casting aspersions on the legacy of a dead young woman who is no longer able to speak for herself. Yet, that […]

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Why Do We Silence Black Girls and Women Who are Survivors of Sexual Violence? 

Today, conversations about sexual violence and harassment towards women have infiltrated popular culture, the news and beyond. But despite the prevalence of sexual violence towards black girls and women, we remain almost invisible in these conversations. You see, the legacy of sexual violence towards black women, and our subsequent silencing […]

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Concerned by Allegations in Surviving R. Kelly, Judge Grants Emergency Motion to Inspect R&B Singer’s Studio

Performer R. Kelly performs his version of the national anthem before the Bernard Hopkins and Jermain Taylor undisputed world middleweight championship fight on December 3, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Jed Jacobsohn (Getty Images) Looks like someone by the self-given name of the Pied Piper is stepping in the […]

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R. Kelly’s Estranged Daughter, Another Reported Victim Come Forward to Speak Out Against Him

Photo: Al Bello (Getty Images) More women are stepping forward to speak out against R&B singer R. Kelly, after the six-hour documentary series Surviving R. Kelly brought renewed attention to the sexual crimes he is accused of. Kelly’s daughter Joann Lee Kelly, who goes by the name Buku Abi, wrote […]

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R. Kelly’s daughter spoke out about the allegations against her father: “Devastated is an understatement”

R. Kelly’s Daughter Speaks Out About Abuse Allegations – HelloGiggles R. Kelly’s daughter spoke out about the allegations against her father: “Devastated is an understatement” this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Lady Gaga Apologizes For Working With R. Kelly, Vows to Remove ‘Do What U Want’ From iTunes 

Singers R. Kelly (L) and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Lady Gaga has finally said it, publicly: she has acknowledged R. Kelly’s reported victims and is remorseful. If you recall correctly, “Do […]

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Top Dallas R&B Radio Stations Saw Something Wrong With R. Kelly’s Bump N’ Grind—and Banned His Music 

Photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images) Almost a week after Lifetime’s docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, we’ve been issued the remix to conviction with Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney’s Office opening up an investigation against the “Pied Piper of R&B” for his years of allegedly abusing black women and girls. And today, […]

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