R. Kelly Denied Bond On Federal Child Pornography Charges

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R. KellyR. Kelly pled not guilty to a 13-count indictment today in US District Court in Chicago. The singer is facing charges related to child pornography, attempts to engage minors in sexual activity, and obstruction of justice. More »

R. Kelly Indictments Allege Child Pornography, Racketeering

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R. Kelly was arrested on federal charges that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer and paying them to cover up his crimes, including those at the center of his 2008 acquittal on child pornography charges. Kelly, who was … More »

R. Kelly Arrested On Federal Sex Trafficking Charges

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R. Kelly has been arrested on federal sex trafficking charges, according to various reports, including NBC News 4 New York, which first broke the story. The singer born Robert Kelly was reportedly arrested in Chicago by Homeland Security Investigators and NYPD detectives but, per NBC News 4, “is expected” to be brought to … More »

R. Kelly Charged With 11 New Sex-Related Crimes In Chicago

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R. KellyProsecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious against him. More »

Future Islands Once Got R. Kelly Dropped From An Ohio Festival: Report

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Future IslandsDuring its four years of existence, the now-defunct Fashion Meets Music Festival played out like a longform Fyre Fest for Columbus residents. Despite regular boasts about “putting Columbus on the map” and such, it amounted to little more than a spectacle to be cackled at, one that probably ultimately did more damage to the city’s … More »

Lifetime Announces Surviving R. Kelly Follow-Up Special

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R. KellyAlthough extensive sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly have swirled for years, Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary brought renewed, intensified scrutiny to the singer. Among other outcomes, the renewed attention resulted in a fresh round of criminal charges and the termination of Kelly’s record deal. More »

R. Kelly Loses Underage Sex Assault Lawsuit After Failing To Show Up To Court

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A Cook County judge has entered a default judgment for a woman who sued R. Kelly in February, accusing the singer of sexually abusing her when she was a minor 20 years ago. More »

R. Kelly Gives 28-Second Performance In Springfield

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R&B singer R. Kelly made a paid appearance early Sunday at a club in Illinois’ capital city, but the fans who each shelled out $50 to $100 for tickets got only a 28-second performance, followed by a half-hour meet-and-greet. Hours before his appearance at the Dirty South Lounge in Springfield, Kelly posted a More »

R. Kelly’s Former Hairdresser Comes Forward With Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Back in February, R. Kelly was arrested with ten charges of criminal sexual abuse. Tomorrow, Lanita Carter, who was previously identified only as L.C., will speak publicly for the first time about her sexual assault allegations against Kelly in an interview with CBS This Morning. Carter is revealed to be Kelly’s former hairdresser. More »

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Criticized For Flapping Arms To R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”

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Mayor Bill De BlasioWith a pair of high-profile documentaries bringing renewed scrutiny to the sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly and Michael Jackson — and in Kelly’s case, renewed criminal prosecution — seemingly the whole world is reckoning with how to handle the singers’ music going forward. It’s been a messy process for streamingMore »