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The Post-Fifth Harmony Power Rankings

Fifth Harmony were the reigning girl group of their era. Although they never came close to the success of their closest predecessors, Destiny's Child, the group accumulated a rabid fan base of Harmonizers and contributed some sterling songs to the mainstream pop canon, among them "BO$$," "Sledgehammer," "Messy," and their one top 10 hit, the … More »
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‘No one cared because we were black girls’: is time finally up for R Kelly?

Women have accused the singer of sexual abuse for decades. So why are they only being listened to now? Blame misogyny and racism – but also the potency of his music“Yo, Pac!” You can almost feel the spittle as Gary Oldman launches into his soliloquy. It is 2012, and he is on Jimmy Kimmel’s US talkshow, reciting from R Kelly’s autobiography with the plummy majesty he later brought to the role of Churchill. “What up, baby?” he utters as the audience collapses in giggles. The joke is twofold: Eng...
Tags: Music, Television, Jimmy Kimmel, Documentary, US, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, R&B, Gary Oldman, Churchill, R Kelly, Kelly, Kimmel, Conchords, Rape and sexual assault

Protests Target RCA, Sony: 'Drop Sexual Predator R Kelly' - SIGN #MuteRKelly PETITION

"RCA/Sony: Drop Sexual Predator R Kelly" read the banner flying over the Los Angeles offices of RCA and Sony on Friday.  It's the latest escalation in a growing protest movement to force record label RCA and corporate parent Sony to cut ties with Kelly, after repeated reports of predatory behavior and sexual abuse. R. Kelly is a serial sexual predator who's gotten away with abusing Black women and girls (yes, teen girls) for decades.Add your name to demand RCA records drop R. Kelly once a...
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Kanye West on R. Kelly: “If We Going to Tear Down One Artist, Let’s Take Down All the Art”

Did anyone really expect Kanye West to do anything but defend R. Kelly after last year’s dumpster fire of dumb comments? At a Sunday Service in L.A. over the weekend, Mr. West addressed the congregation with a characteristically “free thinking” musical sermon. Apparently, that freedom leads you to offering up a pathetic defence of a man who has a 20-plus-year history of rape, sexual assault, pedophilia and running a sex cult. They just gon’ pull up full documentaries on ’em, and then they go...
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R. Kelly’s Lawyer Denies All Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against The Vocalist

R. Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct against the vocalist. In an interview with the Associated Press published on Friday, Greenberg says that the abuse allegations made in the Lifetime documentary series Surviving R. Kelly are false, also noting that neither he nor Kelly have seen … More »
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R. Kelly Reportedly Having Panic Attacks Over “Surviving R. Kelly” Lifetime Documentary

Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary series is reportedly taking a toll on R. Kelly, TMZ reports.According to the gossip site, the singer-songwriter has been so stressed out about the whole situation that he’s been suffering from severe panic attacks, which started in the days leading up to the 6-episode series airing last week and has continued even afterward. TMZ reported that one attack was so serious that he had to seek treatment at a hospital.“Surviving R. Kelly” documented in great ...
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Trap Glazed: We Made R. Kelly A Predator

Update: From January 3 to January 6, Lifetime aired a documentary called Surviving R. Kelly, which catapulted the controversial rapper and all the troubling allegations against him back into the spotlight. The following story was originally published July 26, 2019.On Monday, R. Kelly released a 19-minute song. Let the absurdity of that sink in. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised as this is the same man who dragged his R&B opera, “Trapped in the Closet,” out for three parts, 33 “chapters,” and a ...
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R. Kelly’s Daughter Says He’s A “Monster” In New Statement

Following the airing of the shocking six-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, a number of celebrities have taken to social media to share their thoughts. On Thursday, the "Ignition" crooner's estranged daughter Buku Abi (given name Joann Kelly) took to her Instagram story to speak out, according to E! News. More »
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Mathew Knowles Explains How He Protected Beyoncé & Destiny’s Child From R. Kelly

Mathew Knowles played absolutely ZERO games when it came to protecting his daughter and her bandmates from alleged sexual predator R. Kelly.In an interview with the UK newspaper Metro, Knowles revealed the steps he and his wife at the time, Tina Knowles, took to ensure that Destiny’s Child was safe around R. Kelly in the mid-1990s when the allegations of his sexual misconduct first surfaced.Knowles—who managed Destiny’s Child—said Kelly submitted a song for the group’s debut album, but he turned...
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Phoenix Apologize For Working With R. Kelly

Phoenix have apologized for working with R. Kelly. In a tweet, the French band said that they were "deeply horrified by the stories of abuse surrounding" the musician. "We regret that we were not both more informed and more discerning when we worked with him previously," they wrote. "We fully support all victims of sexual … More »
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Lady Gaga Pulls R. Kelly Collaboration From Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and More

Lady Gaga is pulling her 2013 collaboration with R. Kelly “Do What U Want” from iTunes and all streaming services, as fallout from sexual assault allegations brought to forefront by a new Lifetime docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly." “I stand behind these women 1000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously,” Gaga said on Twitter.  ”What I am hearing about the allegations against  R Kelly is absolutely horrif...
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Lady Gaga Apologizes For Working With R. Kelly, Will Remove Song From Streaming

In the days after Lifetime debuted their documentary series Surviving R Kelly, celebrities who have recorded with the R&B singer or supported him publicly are being asked to account for their silence. The miniseries features over 50 interviews, some of which are with R. Kelly’s accusers, family members, and friends, but few celebrities make an … More »
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Investigators Want People With Allegations Against R. Kelly to Come Forward

After a Lifetime docu-series reignited interest in the singer's behavio
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Fresh abuse investigations launched after R Kelly documentary

Prosecutors in Chicago and Atlanta appeal for new information after allegations of abuse are made in documentary about R&B star, who has long denied wrongdoingFresh investigations have been launched into allegations of sexual and physical abuse against R Kelly by prosecutors in Chicago and Atlanta, after the airing of Surviving R Kelly, a documentary that contained claims of abuse by the R&B singer.Chicago prosecutor Kimberly Foxx urged any potential victims of Kelly to come forward, saying: “Th...
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R. Kelly Under Criminal Investigation In Atlanta After Surviving R. Kelly

After watching Lifetime's poignant Surviving R. Kelly documentary, many viewers took it upon themselves to take action. The Fulton County District Attorney's phone lines became flooded with residents demanding something be done regarding R. Kelly's decades of alleged abuse of minors. The DA's office listened to the public outcry, as More »
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Facebook Removes Page Created To Discredit R. Kelly Accusers

Facebook has removed a page dedicated to discrediting women who have accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse. The page, entitled Surviving Lies, was apparently created in response to Lifetime’s recently released six-part documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which details the singer’s decades of alleged misconduct through over 50 interviews with accusers, family … More »
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Chance The Rapper Apologizes For Working With R. Kelly

Chance The Rapper appeared on the finale of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly documentary series. The program follows the sexual assault allegations against Kelly, including interviews with Kelly's ex-wife and his accusers. Chance went on the show last night to apologize for his 2015 song with R. Kelly and Jeremih, “Somewhere in Paradise.” In his interview … More »
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Surviving R. Kelly Producer Says Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Questlove And More Declined Interviews For The Series

Surviving R. Kelly, the miniseries tracing the singer's alleged history of sexual and physical abuse, premiered on Lifetime last night. The comprehensively researched series features over 50 interviews, including with R. Kelly's accusers, family members, and friends, but it includes a surprisingly small amount of appearances from celebrities. The only musicians interviewed in the documentary … More »
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Robert Christgau's 'Is It Still Good to Ya?'

Everyone who thinks and writes about pop music with a critical ear -- whether they produce 100-word blurbs or 3,000-word opuses, whether they write for established media brands or self-publish online, whether they're paid in all the promo copies they can stand or receive some amount of actual cash -- owes a debt to Robert Christgau. Much as Pauline Kael did for film, Christgau champions and popularizes the practice of taking rock 'n' roll seriously. Not as in "this is high art that's good for yo...
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'Surviving R Kelly' documentary premiere cancelled after shooting threat

An anonymous caller claimed that an audience member would fire a gun if the documentary, detailing allegations of sexual assault by the R&B singer, was screened, reports sayThe premiere of a documentary series about the survivors of alleged abuse by the singer R Kelly was cancelled and evacuated after a gun threat. “Anonymous threats” were made to the NeueHouse Madison Square venue in New York City, a representative for the US television network Lifetime told Rolling Stone.The venue had received...
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30 Songs From 1994 You Need To Listen To Right Now

Clockwise, above from left. Photo: Courtesy of Columbia; Arista; Geffen; Sire/London Rhino. If the past few years have taught us anything, it's that life was way better two decades ago. The unofficial pastime of 2014 has been reminiscing about 1994 — a funny little year that didn’t seem all that great at the time but now looks to have been a golden age for TV, film, and, most of all, music. There was Lisa Loeb’s "Stay," TLC's "Waterfalls," and more Ace of Base than you could shake a stick at...
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R. Kelly Dropped Double Album 20 Years Ago

R. Kelly is arguably the greatest male R&B artist of this generation. Throughout the years, R. Kelly has faced his share of controversy that almost landed him in prison. During the 90s, everything he touched was an instant classic and that’s including his remixes. Yesterday, R. Kelly celebrated the 25-year anniversary of his solo, debut classic album, 12 Play. 12 Play put him on the map and it’s still considered one of the greatest R&B albums. 20 years ago today, R. Kelly released his double a...
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R Kelly's ex-wife Andrea Kelly accuses him of domestic abuse

Kelly says she thought she was going to die in one of the attacks against her, though the R&B singer has always denied claims of abuseThe ex-wife of R&B star R Kelly has accused him of numerous incidents of domestic violence.Andrea Kelly was married to R Kelly from 1996 to 2009. Speaking on US talk show The View, she said one incident in the back of a Hummer left her fearing for her life, as R Kelly pushed his forearm into her neck. “I said, ‘Robert, you’re going to kill me. I can’t breathe’ … I...
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Ne-Yo wants to make Silicon Valley more diverse, one investment at a time

Dressed in a Naruto t-shirt and a hat emblazoned with the phrase “lone wolf,” Ne-Yo slouches over in a chair inside a Holberton School classroom. The Grammy-winning recording artist is struggling to remember the name of “that actor,” the one who’s had a successful career in both the entertainment industry and tech investing. “I learned about all the things he was doing and I thought it was great for him,” Ne-Yo told TechCrunch. “But I didn’t really know what my place in tech would be.” It turns ...
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R. Kelly’s New York City Show Has Been Cancelled

An upcoming R. Kelly concert at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater in New York City has been canceled. A representative of the concert’s promotion company confirmed the cancelation in a phone conversation with Spin after Ticketmaster’s website ceased selling tickets to the event on Thursday. According to Victory Promotions, the South Carolina-based promoter, … More »
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Ling Ma's Playlist for Her Novel "Severance"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Ling Ma's novel Severance is an astute combination of workplace novel and apocalyptic tale. Smart and filled with humanity, this debut is one of the year's best books. Kirkus wrote...
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How Did R. Kelly Get Booked At Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater?

R. Kelly is scheduled to perform at the Hulu Theatre at New York City’s Madison Square Garden next month, according to the venue’s website, ticketing platforms, and Kelly’s RCA Records artist page. The little-noticed September 15 booking is, paradoxically, the embattled singer’s most high-profile gig in years. More »
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Why Is R. Kelly Still Getting A Pass? His Record Label Weighs In

One year after R. Kelly faced yet another accusation of sexually exploitative and abusive behavior (a quick refresher: he was accused of running a sex cult), the singer released a 19-minute-long stream of consciousness song titled “I Admit,” where he once again denies every allegation lodged against him, as he has done for years. Color of Change, the largest online racial justice organization in the United States, contacted Pitchfork offering to share their conversations with Kelly’s longtime l...
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