R. Kelly and Sony Music Split After ‘Surviving’ Fallout | TMZ News

R. Kelly's not in business with Sony Music for the first time in decades after the singer and the record company agreed to part ways

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84 Comments

  1. Like he’s not gonna make money ever again. Ppl want to do whatever it takes but I blame the parents first for pimping their daughters. R Kelly should be locked up but if he’s not then that means he is not guilty so ppl need to stop making money off his back and being hypocritical

    • You do know that they had to buy him out of his contact right meaning that he in fact did get paid out especially for those last two albums he was supposed to release, and being label less in this era is actually a good thing. So many independent artist are winning so it’s not actually over for him selling music. Just stating the facts.

    • Anon Age Trust me R Kelly did not want to be dropped from his label no artist really wants that. I was not sitting in on the meeting so I nor you know what they may or may not have paid him. When you are independent you don’t get the money for promotion that you get when you are under a major label so it’s not exactly a good thing. Record companies pay radio stations to play your music for instance. That’s why you have the same artists on heavy rotation on the radio.

    • You cant bring to court he say she say there is no evidence of anything any of does woman are saying, they never went to the police and reported anything, there is no pictures, no text messages of him threatening their life or phone calls they’re clout chasing. They’re all grown they leave and then went back pulse they they’re going out to get girls for him and according to them they where unerage girls, so they too will go down as well.

    • IT’S COMING I’VE BEEN CHECKING OUT THIS APP CALLED HIP HOP NEWS & ALOT OF BLACK ARTIST FROM BACK IN THE DAY SAID THEY’VE SEEN R. KELLY WITH TEENAGE GIRLS WHILE THEY WERE WORKING IN THE STUDIO-DMX & NE-YO IN PARTICULAR SO I BELIEVE THEM OVER THE WHITE MEDIA ALL DAY EVERY DAY & DMX IS FROM MY AREA OF NEW YORK SO IT’S A WRAP FOR A BROTHA ITZ JUST A MATTER OF TIME IF THEY START BACK TRACKING STORIES!! HE MAY BE WITH WOMEN NOW BUT HE DID USE TO MESS WITH LIL’ GIRLS FROM WHAT EVEN DAMON DASH SAID TO ITZ A WRAP!!πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ†—πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈβœŒπŸ˜Ž

    • +Violet Blue THAT’S WHY I AIN’T JUMPIN’ TO NO CONCLUSIONS ESPECIALLY SINCE I’VE YET TO HEAR HIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME EITHER!! GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT HAS BEEN A PART OF A BLACK MAN’S LIFE SINCE BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IN AMERIKKKA!!✌😎

    • GOD AIN’T GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS EXCEPT FOR TRUTH & JUSTICE BECAUSE HE IS A GOD OF TRUTH & JUSTICE=PSALMS 89:14,”JUSTICE & JUDGEMENT ARE THE HABITATION OF THY THRONE; MERCY & TRUTH SHALL GO BEFORE THY FACE”!! GET IT, GOT IT GOOD!!πŸΆπŸΆβœŠπŸ˜ŽπŸ’―πŸ’ͺπŸ—½πŸ—½πŸ—½

    • +O SNOOPY SNOOP COLEMAN LOL @CAPS ! u still sleepin!…. ….. UMM too much heat… Too much risk ..for now NOBODY and i doubt investors are ready to team up for an independant label AT THE MOMENT. I already wrote it ..the only chance for him to put out new music because of his contract with sony he has to release 2 more albums!! So right now depending on the deal to buy him out of the label ..maybe its included the 2 upcoming albums for the ending contract.SOO even if 1 album almost done… He will get royalties of course no matter what the situation is. Or he keeps the album and mastering etc for his new ventures. The way i see.. If he can put out an album under his own KELLZ records HIS OWN MONEY for example. It only takes 1 million supporter to buy this album. Its easy to get 1M supporter who are against the show r.kelly survival fans. He will go platinum and minimum 85% profit. Its better than sonys deal let me tell ya….

    • +O SNOOPY SNOOP COLEMAN clean your keyboard or get a new one. Stop jacking off cuz your button is stuck on CAP LOCK

    • THEY KNEW THEY WERE JUST TRYIN’ TO GET EVERY LIL’ PENNY THAT COULD WHILE IT LASTED OUTTA HIM THAT’S ALL!!βœŠπŸ˜ŽβœŒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • +Simon Ndoutoume what are talking about they were associated with him for 25 years lol what do you mean good for them smdh

    • Quit trying to make a distraction for that dude. If one of them young girls was yo fam would you have the same mind frame?

    • Wow… forgot how easy it is to manipulate and distract you sheep…if this happened to someone I loved (and it happens all over the world) it doesn’t need to be on tmz just because it happened to me… I’ll be impressed when there is a “Surviving the Catholic Church” or “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein”… But Harvey is a Trump supporter and is “secretly”(everyone in LA knows) racist so it doesn’t surprise me… and what r. Kelly did is disgusting as well

    • I’M TO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED BUT SINCE YOU OBVIOUSLY AIN’T YOU CAN WORRY FOR ME A’IGHT, I GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO!! THIS IS ALSO AN ENTERTAINING CHANNEL NOT NEWS SO IF YOU NEED A WORRY BUDDY TO HOLD YOU HAND GO TO CNN OR MSNBC A’IGHT, NOT HERE!!πŸΆπŸΆβœŠπŸ˜ŽβœŒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • I believe that people can be concerned about both…you don’t have to commit to one thing at a time…

  2. This would have been nice to hear in 1995… They’re all hiding their hands now since it’s hurting their pockets. RCA JIVE SONY, all the executives knew! Money is the root of all evil. Anyone who ever crossed paths with Robert Kelly and his handlers knew, or had an idea. Just like Clive Davis knew Whitney was on crack with Bobby and snorting coke with Ray J until she died, he knew Robert Kelly was a pedophile! They knew Quincy Jones was raping Tevin Campbell and grooming Michael Jackson. They knew Tony Thompson and the group Hi-Five were never the same after working with Robert Earl Kelly. R Kelly’s handlers photos should be shown along side the victims! Including Bubba, the number one handler, by calling out R Kelly..the media is only using the “persona” that’s famously known, and I pray the status of limitations has not passed for his circle of demons. He thought he was getting away with it all, because they kept his easily persuaded old self from the truth. Robert Kelly is a sick idiotic demon who’s been surrounded by other demons who allowed him to remain SICK and twisted for their own personal gain for 20 years. They all knew.. all the landlords and hotel owners, including your favorite President DJ Trump..who likes them young as well. R Kelly doesn’t own anything, how can he get away with holding someone against their will on someone else’s property?!? It’s deeper than rap…this madness is to keep the community occupied while the government is in shambles! They can all go to hell in a hand basket..including Trump and his camp of banshees too.

  3. where the white boys at that have been accused of the same crimes ? everybody forgot about them.

    • PEOPLE AIN’T ALWAYS GOTTA BE TALKIN’ ABOUT THEM BECAUSE IT DON’T MEAN A DAMN THING IN COURT SO AS LONG AS THE COPS AIN’T FORGOT THEN ITZ ALL GOOD BECAUSE THEY ARE WHO COUNTS NO *THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION* BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T ASK TO BEGIN WITH!!πŸ†—βœŠπŸ˜ŽβœŒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • Ok so we should leave R. Kelly alone because his white counterparts haven’t received the same justice? Do you see how problematic that sounds?

  4. R.kelly was never a cross over artist in the first place not really, he is black famous like anthony hamiliton, he doesent need white people to support him to make a living,

    • +Toby Shoemaker example lets cancle dukes of hazzard for having a confederate flag on the car, or cancel all in the family for archie bunker being a bigot, or lets cancele elvis for cultural approiation, where do we stop?

    • Bs,mainstream audience is mostly white,he was mainstream,but he could get some $$ from black community on its own if they’ll have him

    • Battlerap Legend β€œCuz He Good,”I Dont See Nothing Wrong!!!Grind on me!!! come on he totally represents his people

  5. Sony did him a favor…because now he can distribute music independently. πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ

    • I can’t wait. I was thinking why won’t he just put out his own music the people who are still for playing it will purchase and he still has many fans. I damn sure will purchase and be at the concerts. Now will Charlamagne tha God go independent IF they start on him because it seems like their picking who THEY want

    • JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE IS ALREADY DOING; JAY-Z FOR A PERFECT EXAMPLE WHO WENT FROM SONY TO UNIVERSAL & HAS HIS MUSIC STREAMING COMPANY *TIDAL* & HE’S A HIP HOP BILLIONAIRE!!βœŠπŸ˜ŽπŸ’―πŸ’ͺβœŒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  6. People really don’t understand the industry. Sony won’t release any new music so they’ve parted ways but his catalogue will remain and therefore he will still show on their label. He’s released music independently of them before and in this day in age, that’s the way to go. Who needs a label in 2019? This is actually to his benefit.

    • Quinnterria is it to his benefit that he’s being called a child molesting pedo and being investigated for basically kidnapping little girls ?

    • +Diane V all this sounds good but what if he is charged and found guilty? Sadly I think his life will never be the same.

    • Quinn Strange I’m talking about business wise, not personal. Business wise, this is to his benefit. Now personal, yes he is a monster and yes he will have to deal with his actions, but come on, let’s not act like we just found all of this out just yesterday. We knew he was a alleged pedo since β€˜92 and far as the kidnapping, everywhere I hear, they say they there on their own free will.

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