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R. Kelly Reportedly Dropped By Sony Amid Abuse Allegations


R. Kelly has reportedly been dropped by Sony Music amid the sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B superstar.

According to Billboard, Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways. The decision to drop R. Kelly comes after the airing of Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, in which several women alleged sexual misconduct by the singer.

Kelly has also now been removed from the RCA website, a Sony subsidiary.

Since the beginning of his career in the 1990s Kelly was represented by Jive. He later became part of Sony after Jive was acquired by Sony BMG. He has been under contract at RCA since 2012.

The report says that a protest occurred on Wednesday outside of Sony's New York headquarters, with people calling for the label to discontinue its relationship with R. Kelly. In recent weeks, a plane with a banner stating, "RCA/Sony Drop Sexual Predator R. Kelly" flew over the Los Angeles offices.

Several A-list artists, including Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, The Pussycat Dolls, Chance the Rapper and Ciara have pulled their R. Kelly-featured tracks and apologized for collaborating with him.

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