(AllHipHop News) Robert Kelly probably didn't expect his 2019 would start off so stormy. Lifetime's Surviving R Kelly docuseries led to public denunciation, diminishing radio play, criminal investigations, and serious damage to his legacy.
Additionally, there are reports that Kelly is at risk of being evicted from his Chicago recording studio. Midwest Commercial Funding LLC filed a lawsuit against the R&B singer in Cook County last July. According to The Chicago Tribune, he has until January 21 to pay $173,885 in back rent and other costs.
Kelly was nearly removed from the premises in November, but he avoided eviction by making a one-time payment of $60,000. #MuteRKelly activists have been protesting outside the West Side studio after Surviving R Kelly debuted.
There have also been calls for RCA Records to end its business relationship with R. Kelly following the child pornography, sexual misconduct, and physical abuse allegations against the performer. The label is said to be holding back its financial support for R. Kelly until authorities in Georgia and Illinois complete their respective inquiries into the situation.