R. Kelly doesn’t have the support of his record label RCA and its parent company Sony at the moment, according to TMZ.
The report states that RCA has put a hold on funding the singer’s future albums, as well as his videos, and it won’t release any new material until a supposed investigation in Georgia concludes. But for now, there’s been no confirmation of a Georgia investigation since there’s been no official word from authorities there.
Kelly is said to be working on new music at the moment, because he’s under contract to release two more albums for the label, so the freezing of his music has him extremely frustrated.
And TMZ states that things will probably be at a stalemate between RCA and the singer for quite some time, because unless there’s a morals clause in his contract that would allow RCA to release him for bad behavior, they could get sued if they drop him.
It’s also possible that Kelly and RCA could mutually part ways, because Kelly reportedly wants out if he’s not fully backed by them. Plus, other artists have turned down collaborations with the singer, so things continue to get worse for him.
Of course, the 52-year-old has been in even hotter water since Lifetime’s documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” aired this month and new accusations of sexual impropriety were revealed.
In fact, on Friday, Jan. 8, the women’s rights group Ultraviolet had an airplane fly a banner over RCA’s Culver City, Calif., headquarters that read “RCA/Sony: Drop Sexual Predator R. Kelly.”
Ultraviolet said they work in solidarity with the #MuteRKelly movement, which also been trying to get RCA to drop the singer for quite some time. The group Color of Change has been on the same mission as well.
RCA has yet to publicly respond to the callings for them to drop the singer, and he’s maintained his innocence from the beginning.