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‘Step In The Name of Silence’: Apple Music Joins #MuteRKelly Movement

Published: Saturday 12th May 2018 by David

R. Kelly‘s efforts to combat claims that he is filthy pervert have come to no avail today after Apple Music followed in the footsteps of Spotify by pulling its support for the ageing singer’s music.

Several young girls and women have accused the performer of abusing them and, after one of his ex-girlfriends revealed she had proof that the singer had urinated on a fourteen-year-old girl, found supporters in several celebrities who called on the industry to #MuteRKelly.

The star, who is also accused of molesting his own goddaughter, revealed that he was infuriated by the rumours after his closest friends betrayed his trust by telling the press that he was deeply paranoid, and feared the wall of silence he built to conceal his perversion was crumbling.

The latest development? Apple’s and Pandora’s decision to pull the plug on their respective relationships with the vocalist.

How? By pulling him the playlists he used to reach new audiences.

Pandora shares…

Pandora’s policy is to not actively promote artists with certain demonstrable behavioral, ethical or criminal issues. We approach each of these scenarios on a case–by–case basis to ensure we address components true to Pandora’s principles while not overreaching and avoiding censorship.

Pitchfork adds...

Kelly’s music has been pulled from Apple Music-curated playlists such as “Best Slow Jams of the 90s, Vol. 1” and Vol. 2. (Kelly is prominently featured in the artwork for the playlists, but his music is no longer in them.) Seven R. Kelly-centric playlists (including “R. Kelly Essentials,” “R. Kelly: Influences,” and “Inspired by R. Kelly”) are still on the streaming service.

 

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  1. Allhaildaprince May 12, 2018

    That’s f***** up what happened to innocent until proven guilty ain’t this America

    • Electrikblue May 12, 2018

      Yep this America sooooo these companies have a right to do what they want.

      • Jasmine May 12, 2018

        That doesn’t matter when you are black. We live in a racist society where masculine or successful black men are being oppressed. Extra oppression is added when you are too successful. Michael Jackson said “I would be better off dead.” Once the media decides your career is over there is no turning back. When you are white like Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein and Trump you are given a slap on the wrist but your checks never stop coming in. R. Kelly caters to a smaller older audience. There is no reason his fans should not be able to attend his concerts and enjoy his music because he was found innocent and there are NO criminal charges against him nor are there any civil lawsuits against him. There really is nothing a prosecutor could charge him with because he is not doing anything illegal. The young women that are with him are in their 20s and they are with him by choice. If I were his manager I would make him, his minister, and his attorneys do a sit down interview with Oprah and explain his side of the story. Then I would have him record another gospel cd. Anyone that listens to his music knows that it is feel good music and at the end of each album he puts a couple gospel / testimonial songs about how he is trying to be a better man. It takes a real man to confess to the world that he is trying to be a better man through songs and that is what he does. Apple and Spotify opened a huge can of worms and discrimination lawsuits in their hasty decisions to promote white artists accused of misconduct and not black men accused of the same.

      • DestinysChild May 12, 2018

        Free speech is on the constitution honey!
        So if the man married a child he’s a perv and a rapist…I don’t care about the statue of limitations!
        So yes, he’s guilty of something but found a loophole in the law. That doesn’t make him innocent, just lucky! For me he is and always will be a low life rapist who abused young women…
        And if u are so interested on using the race card remember a lot of his victims are and were young black women!

      • Jasmine May 12, 2018

        People like you are entitled to your opinion of him. That is not a problem. The problem is that people like your are lobbying to force your opinion on others. If you don’t like him don’t support him but don’t block his fans from enjoying his music. Just like u are entitled not to support him his fans are entitled to support him.

      • truthteller May 13, 2018

        @Jasmine. R. Kelly was found “Not Guilty” and not “Innocent”. There is no such judgement as innocent in our legal system

      • Jasmine May 13, 2018

        Being found “not guilty” is synonymous with being found innocent in “our legal system.” Hence, the legal reasoning behind double jeapardy. You have to think a little deeper than just the literal context of words but I suspect you were just trying to be sarcastic.

  2. Chica May 12, 2018

    He’s been getting away with it for years. It’s about time he faces the consequences of his behaviour.

    • Jasmine May 12, 2018

      Where you there? No. So you don’t know what you are talking about. You dumb. Your gullible. He is innocent. Tgere are no criminal charges against him because there is nothing to charge him on

      • Jasmine May 12, 2018

        Were *

      • PERY May 12, 2018

        please shut up!

      • I’m Not Jasmine I’m Aladdin! May 12, 2018

        Jasmine just stop hahaha
        Nobody will read all these humongous comments you post about that rapist.
        Yeah we already understood, your dream is to be Aaliyah and to marry that pervert while you’re underage and maybe pregnant!
        But think about it, while he is in a downward spiral your posibilities to become he’s new s** Slave just improve…
        Go for it! We support your relationship with that old, nasty, has been artist. Hope you like to be peed on 😀

      • Jasmine May 12, 2018

        Suicide TGJ already checked yiu on your trolling so STOP I am a mature happily married woman in my late 20s. I defend Kelly because he deserves defending. It is not fair to crucify anyone who was already found innocent aND has no criminal charges against him. There are millions of people that are into role play games, including golden showers. There is nothing wrong with that. I bet when ur lonely asss jacks off to gay p*** videos on myvidster u dont see anything wrong with the performers. Unlike u, he is a real man who does not hide behind fake female troll accounts to bulky people and spread racism.

      • Ejai May 12, 2018

        Exactly! If we going to go on claims…..let’s pull everybody who’s been accused of anything. Simply a lynching…..clearly disgruntled women….who say they have all this do called evidence….but still no charges and no presentation of the do called evidence.

      • Black orchid May 15, 2018

        @jasmine you seem smart

  3. DanYiel Iman May 12, 2018

    Sadly his fans kept his pissy & pedophilia ass getting away with the B*LLSH*T!!

  4. Meteorite May 12, 2018

    I don’t have a problem with justice but what I do have a problem with is the singularity of one person. Instead of casting one stone at one artist cast a net on ALL artist who have displayed “certain demonstrable behavioral, ethical or criminal issues.”

    • I HatE WWHYYYyyt n BLaccck. Bitchezzcc May 12, 2018

      And then a lot of them rock bands have banged them teenage girls

  5. Tom Johnson May 12, 2018

    This is some b******* censorship. I will now listen to R Kelly more in protest along with Kanye. Suck it censor b******.

  6. I HatE WWHYYYyyt n BLaccck. Bitchezzcc May 12, 2018

    Fuc Apple. ……

  7. I HatE WWHYYYyyt n BLaccck. Bitchezzcc May 12, 2018

    Fuc APple
    Fuc Pandora

    We won’t buy s*hit from your sites back to YouTube

    NO EVIDENCE, NOT GUILTY

  8. ROCK May 13, 2018

    This is futile and childish
    Please come and ban me from listening to his music.
    In fact I am going to buy his songs.
    You fools pick and choose who to ban and who to ignore.
    Ridiculous

  9. I HatE WWHYYYyyt n BLaccck. Bitchezzcc May 13, 2018

    People will still stream him on any streaming website and purchase his albums on other websites…… they need to stop stalking R Kelly

    Fuc em

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