After managing to stay at the top despite the numerous allegations of misconduct and child pornography previously, on Friday, Mr. Kelly , once one of the biggest and most influential stars in pop music — was dropped by his record company, RCA, in the music industry’s highest-profile casualty of the #MeToo era.
Following the release of the six-hour documentary series that recounted experiences of abuse at the hands of the singer, his record company is the latest to stand against him by parting ways with him. Arisha Hatch from the group Color of Change also released a statement after the news saying: “After years of profiting from R. Kelly, despite their knowledge of his sexual abuse of black girls, Sony’s RCA is finally acting.”
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23 August, 2019