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R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex trafficking charges

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The new federal charges include the singer systematically recruiting girls for sex while on tour

R. Kelly denied bond on federal charges including child porn

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:46 AM

The musician who for decades has faced sexual abuse accusations was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with 5 underage girls

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 26: R&B singer R. Kelly (C) arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building for a hearing on June 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly is facing several counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

R. Kelly arrested on child pornography charges – report

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:56 PM

The 52-year-old was taken into custody by federal agents in Chicago late on July 11

R. KELLY. In this file photo taken on June 6, the singer arrives for a court hearing in Chicago. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP

R. Kelly hit with 11 new sex crime charges

May 31, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Three of the charges are for the sexual abuse of a minor

R. Kelly girlfriends defend superstar, deny brainwashing

Mar 08, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage brush off allegations that the singer brainwashes women he meets and has relationships with

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 22: R&B singer R. Kelly arrives at the 1st District-Central police station on February 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced today that Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of four victims, at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

R. Kelly speaks up to deny sex abuse charges

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:10 PM

R. Kelly dismisses the sexual abuse allegations made against him, saying that they're all 'rumors' and 'not true'

R. Kelly freed on bail, denies sexually abusing children

Feb 26, 2019 - 9:16 AM

R&B singer R. Kelly is released from custody after spending 3 nights behind bars for 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse

Singer R. Kelly, facing sex abuse charges, gets $1 million bail

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:39 PM

The singer surrenders on Friday to police after decades of allegations of sexual abuse

Superstar R. Kelly charged with sex abuse, including against minors

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:14 AM

The singer faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse against 4 victims, 3 of them minors

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 24, 2013 singer R. Kelly arrives for the 2013 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Spotify on May 10, 2018 announced it would no longer feature R. Kelly songs in its playlists or user recommendations, after the Time's Up movement for gender equality urged the music business to dump the R&B star over sexual abuse allegations. The move marks the first application of Spotify's new policy on "Hate Content & Hateful Conduct," which states an artist's behavior may result in changes in how Spotify promotes their content.  / AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN

R. Kelly faces fresh sexual abuse allegations

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:03 AM

Two more women accuse R. Kelly of sexually assaulting them as teens, claiming he cornered them in his hotel room and demanded sex

New tape shows R. Kelly having sex with minor, lawyer says

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:32 AM

The 'new critical video evidence' suggests that the girl is only 14 years old

Danish airtime ban for U.S. rapper R. Kelly over sex assault allegations

Feb 07, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'As a radio we have a responsibility on who we give the airtime to. It's very serious and we feel we can't have him on the playlists," Danish media group Bauer Media says

As R. Kelly outrage festers, will music embrace #MeToo?

Jan 31, 2019 - 6:18 PM

The release of the explosive docuseries 'Surviving R. Kelly' has renewed focus on the R&B luminary's checkered history, and triggered discussion about music's protection of its stars

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 20, 2012 R. Kelly performs at MSG Theater in New York City. - In a business long associated with seedy behavior, few artists have faced rejection for actions or allegations, no matter how shocking. But a sea change now seems possible: the release of the explosive docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly" has renewed focus on the R&B luminary's checkered history, and triggered discussion about music's protection of its stars. (Photo by Jason Kempin / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Spotify releases feature to block specific artists

Jan 23, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The new feature comes amid calls to remove music from artists like R. Kelly over abuse allegations


Sony Music calls it quits with R. Kelly

Jan 19, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Reports say that Sony Music dropped the disgraced singer after 'Surviving R. Kelly' aired, the documentary revealing the many sexual abuse accusations made against the US singer

Woman suing R. Kelly for sex abuse says singer threatened her

Jan 15, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Lawyer Gloria Allred says her client Faith Rodgers has faced 'efforts to intimidate and retaliate' from the singer, after she filed the lawsuit now pending in New York's Supreme Court

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Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:14 PM

'I intend to remove this song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again,' says Lady Gaga of her song with the R&B singer

Sex abuse claims against singer R. Kelly re-upped in new documentary

Jan 05, 2019 - 11:14 AM

The R&B singer faces accusations of criminal misconduct, including having sex with several minors

SURVIVORS. The documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' includes interviews with dozens of members of the R&B singers inner circle. Screenshot from YouTube.com/Lifetime

R. Kelly hits back and reveals abuse in 19 minute song

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The singer reveals the abuse he got in the song 'I Admit'

Spotify to stop promoting R. Kelly songs over sex abuse claims

May 11, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Users of both the free and subscription-based versions of Spotify will still be able to find R. Kelly's music on the service. However, he will no longer appear in playlists curated by the platform or algorithm-generated recommendations.

R. KELLY. In this file photo taken on November 24, 2013 singer R. Kelly arrives for the 2013 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Time's Up movement sets sights on R. Kelly

May 01, 2018 - 11:08 AM

'We demand appropriate investigations and inquiries into the allegations of R. Kelly's abuse made by women of color and their families for over two decades now,' the women movement says

R&B singer R. Kelly denies holding women captive

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:52 PM

R Kelly releases a statement after BuzzFeed News published a report alleging he held women in virtual slavery

Joss Stone murder plot: Beyonce also a target?

Mar 23, 2013 - 11:13 AM

The men who plotted to kill Joss Stone may also have been plotting to murder Beyonce and other stars

CELEBRITY TARGET? The men who plotted to murder Joss Stone might also have been planning to murder Beyonce. Photo from the 'Beyonce' Facebook page

Goodbye Whitney!

Feb 19, 2012 - 4:06 PM

The pop legend will be laid to rest in a private ceremony today