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Pop Goes The Migos

"Bad And Boujee" was a culmination of sorts, but it was only the beginning. When the song became a viral sensation and then Migos' first
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2017 - 12:45 pm

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Album Time

Do you hear what I hear? Not the spooky cackling of our nation's ghouls -- the sound of sleigh bells on the horizon. It's Halloween,…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2016 - 3:43 pm

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They Don’t Want You To Read This Article About DJ Khaled

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Chris DeVille | July 28, 2016 - 3:40 pm

More R. Kelly stories

Spotify Rescinds Hateful Conduct Policy, Restores XXXTentacion To Playlists

A few weeks ago, Spotify announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy which resulted in the removal of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music…
James Rettig | June 1, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Spotify To Promote XXXTentacion Again After Backlash

Spotify announced a new policy against "Hate Content & Harmful Conduct" earlier this month, under which the music-streaming service stopped including artists guilty of misconduct…
Julia Gray | May 24, 2018 - 9:25 pm

New Phone Video Shows R. Kelly Dismissing Critics: “They Should Have Did This Shit 30 Years Ago”

A new video has surfaced online of R. Kelly expressing dismissal of his critics in one of his first publicly available statements since sexual abuse…
Andy Cush / Spin | May 22, 2018 - 1:41 pm

R. Kelly Stages Racy Performance In North Carolina Amid Protest, Allegations

With demonstrators standing outside his concert protesting his presence, R. Kelly summoned his passionate fans to carry him through what has been a difficult week.
Associated Press | May 13, 2018 - 8:57 pm

Spotify Removes R. Kelly From Its Playlists

Beginning today (May 10), Spotify users will no longer be able to find R. Kelly's music on any of the streaming service's editorial or algorithmic playlists.
Dan Rys / Billboard | May 10, 2018 - 9:27 am

Women Of Color Of Time’s Up Campaign Ask RCA, Apple, & Spotify To Drop R. Kelly

The public outcry against singer R. Kelly is adding a chorus of new voices. The Women of Color (WOC) within the Time’s Up movement announces…
Gail Mitchell / Billboard | April 30, 2018 - 9:29 am

R. Kelly’s Lawyer, Assistant, Publicist Quit Following Further Sexual Misconduct Allegations

R. Kelly's attorney, assistant, and publicist have all cut ties with the singer, following several recent sexual misconduct allegations that have been raised against him.
Colin Stutz / Billboard | April 21, 2018 - 11:03 am

Watch Vince Staples Call R. Kelly “A Piece Of Fucking Shit” And “A Child Molester” In Coachella Interview

Vince Staples was one of many performers at Coachella this weekend, and after his set, he had a typically off-the-rails conversation to Nadeska Alexis of…
Andy Cush / Spin | April 16, 2018 - 1:06 pm

Jack Antonoff Says He Asked His Record Label To Drop R. Kelly “A Number Of Times”

Like many people, Jack Antonoff isn’t happy with R. Kelly and the many bizarre allegations surrounding the singer. Antonoff, however, has apparently taken it up…
Lars Brandle / Billboard | March 28, 2018 - 11:22 pm

Former Radio Host Details Alleged R. Kelly Abuse In New Interview

Another woman has come forward to describe her allegedly abusive relationship with R&B singer R. Kelly in a new Rolling Stone report. Kitti Jones, a…
Anna Gaca / Spin | October 23, 2017 - 4:28 pm

The Weeknd – “Down Low” (R. Kelly Cover)

Now probably isn't the best time to be out here covering R. Kelly, but I guess no one told the Weeknd. As MissInfo reports, Abel…
Peter Helman | September 9, 2017 - 6:57 pm

R. Kelly Accuser Comes Forward With Underage Sex And Abuse Allegations

Last month, Jim DeRogatis, the veteran music journalist who's been covering the R. Kelly sex-abuse allegations for many years, published a Buzzfeed piece about how…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2017 - 8:58 am

R. Kelly Cancels Shows Amid Sex Cult Allegations

R. Kelly’s U.S. tour will be shorter than expected with confirmation three concerts have been scrapped and at least one other show is in doubt.
Lars Brandle / Billboard | August 1, 2017 - 8:42 am

Vic Mensa Says R. Kelly “Needs To Be Locked Away Forever”

Vic Mensa lost a bunch of lucrative opening gigs when Justin Bieber cancelled the remainder of his Purpose tour last week, but he’s not holding…
Anna Gaca / Spin | July 30, 2017 - 2:52 pm
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