(AllHipHop News) Has the #MuteRKelly campaign convinced RCA Records to stop supporting the accused sexual and physical abuser? The Color Of Change organization, a Care2 petition, and individual activists have called on the label to drop Kelly from its roster.
A new TMZ article claims RCA is pausing its efforts to release new tunes from the R&B vocalist. The website writes:
Sources familiar with R. Kelly's contract and dealings with RCA/Sony tell us ... the label will not produce any of the singer's new music, it will not put money behind any of his projects, and it will not release any additional music until the criminal investigations in Georgia and Atlanta and other fallout resolve one way or the other.
Apparently, Kelly is upset about the record company's move to hold back money needed to film music videos. The 52-year-old singer-songwriter supposedly has two more albums on his contract with RCA Records/Sony Music.
The widespread objection to R. Kelly exploded following the debut of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries which includes interviews with Kelly's alleged victims, family members, and former associates. His radio airplay rapidly decreased after Surviving aired.