R. Kelly

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Embattled R. Kelly Releases 19-Minute Song 'I Admit'

But singer doesn't admit much in terms of the sex abuse allegations against him

(Newser) - R. Kelly sings about his troubles and battles in a new 19-minute song, addressing sexual abuse claims against him that have put a screeching halt on his career. The song, "I Admit," was posted to Soundcloud on Monday. The track begins with the lyrics, "I admit I... More »

Woman Sues R. Kelly, Says He Abused Her, Gave Her Herpes

Kelly's camp has denied latest accusations

(Newser) - Singer R. Kelly sexually abused a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment, and infected her with herpes, the woman said in a lawsuit filed in New York. Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday that she met Kelly about a year ago after a concert in... More »

In Wake of Allegations, Spotify Makes Big R. Kelly Move

Controversial singer will not be promoted on the streaming service

(Newser) - As allegations against R. Kelly and calls to #MuteRKelly mount, Spotify made a big move starting Thursday: It will no longer promote the R&B singer's music. That means that while Kelly's music will still be available on Spotify, it will not appear on any of the playlists... More »

Articles Detail Alleged Horror of Life in R. Kelly's Entourage

More accusations are published in the 'Washington Post,' BuzzFeed

(Newser) - For decades, allegations of sexual misconduct with young girls have swirled around R. Kelly, yet he continues to record music, book arena shows, and be promoted by radio stations. In the #MeToo era, however, an increasing number of women are speaking out publicly against Kelly; just this week, the Time'... More »

'Conspiracy' Claims Follow Calls for R. Kelly Boycott

Time's Up campaign is 'attempted public lynching,' management says

(Newser) - Ava DuVernay and Shonda Rhimes are among those calling on the music industry to #MuteRKelly over accusations of sexual misconduct "made by women of color and their families for over two decades now." R. Kelly's management team, meanwhile, is claiming a "greedy, conscious, and malicious conspiracy... More »

R. Kelly Evicted From His $11K-a-Month House

...and from his $3K-a-month house, too

(Newser) - R&B singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta-area homes over unpaid rent, per court documents cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Feb. 13 filings with the Fulton County magistrate court show Kelly owes more than $31,000 in past due payments to SB Property Management Global. The filings... More »

'The Most Horrible Thing': R. Kelly's Ex Speaks Out

Kitti Jones says he beat her, coerced her into sex against her will with others

(Newser) - More bad news for R. Kelly, in the form of yet another lengthy story alleging abusive treatment of women. In this case, former girlfriend Kitti Jones tells Jason Newman, writing for Rolling Stone , about their two-year relationship. Among the details:
  • After she quit her job to move into one of
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6 Most Extreme Claims From New R. Kelly Accuser

Jim DeRogatis is back, with an interview with Jerhonda Pace

(Newser) - As far as journalists go, Jim DeRogatis has long been a thorn in R. Kelly's side , and he pricked him again in July with a bombshell report for BuzzFeed that alleged the 50-year-old singer is keeping young women in an abusive "cult" at his various properties (at least... More »

R. Kelly's Alleged Victim Speaks Out

Jocelyn Savage says she's 'never been held hostage'

(Newser) - R. Kelly and one of his alleged victims are hitting back following a BuzzFeed report alleging the singer holds women captive in a cult. In a statement released through his lawyer, Kelly says he is "alarmed and disturbed" and "unequivocally denies such allegations," adding he "will... More »

BuzzFeed Out With Damning Report on R. Kelly

Parents accuse him of keeping their daughters in a 'cult'

(Newser) - Singer R. Kelly is no stranger to controversy, and a lengthy new report at BuzzFeed has just served up a huge new portion. The bombshell allegation: Parents say the 50-year-old singer is keeping young women in an abusive "cult" at his various properties and controlling their every move. The... More »

Guy Sues R. Kelly for Having Affair With His Wife

The wife has filed for divorce, husband blames Kelly

(Newser) - R. Kelly is being sued as an alleged homewrecker: Kenny Bryant of Mississippi filed a lawsuit against the singer claiming that Bryant's wife, Asia Childress, was romantically involved with Kelly before marrying Bryant. Bryant says that she claimed her relationship with the singer was over, but then she went... More »

R. Kelly Talks About His Own Childhood Sexual Abuse

Singer opens up, somewhat, in 'GQ' interview

(Newser) - For what may be the first time , R. Kelly agreed to a (mostly) no-holds-barred interview in which everything was on the table—his rumored marriage, at age 27, to 15-year-old Aaliyah; the accusations of child porn and sexual offenses against other underage girls; and his own sexual abuse as a... More »

Lady Gaga's Scrapped Video Was Really Questionable

Featured R. Kelly in a scenario that was essentially rape: source

(Newser) - The video for Lady Gaga's duet with R. Kelly, "Do What U Want," was melodramatically delayed and ultimately scrapped entirely—and a source tells Page Six that's probably for the best. "It was literally an ad for rape," the source says, explaining that it... More »

R. Kelly 'Was a Monster:' Reporter

Village Voice offers 'stomach-churning' look at allegations against R&B star

(Newser) - R. Kelly was acquitted over a sex tape that allegedly involved an underage girl—but he was never actually tried for rape, a crime he committed "in the dozen," says reporter Jim DeRogatis, who has been at the forefront of the story since it emerged. In the Village ... More »

27 Celebs' Real Names

Does Vincent Damon Furnier sound like a rocker's name?

(Newser) - Alice Cooper wasn't actually born with his female-sounding name; his parents dubbed him Vincent Damon Furnier. Radar lists the real names of 26 more stars:
  • Chuck Norris: Carlos Ray
  • Sting: Gordon Sumner
  • Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovitch
  • Jodie Foster: Alicia Christian Foster
  • Hulk Hogan: Terry Jean Bollette
  • George Michael: Georgios
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12 Celebs Who Married Secretly

Rosie O'Donnell is just the latest

(Newser) - Not every celebrity requires a televised wedding extravaganza when they get hitched, as Rosie O'Donnell recently proved . (Adele denies that she's done the same , after one supposed wedding guest told the Mail she quietly married Simon Konecki, with whom she is having a baby .) OMG! rounds up... More »

R. Kelly Facing Foreclosure

R. Kelly hasn't paid mortgage since June 2010 on Chicago-area mansion

(Newser) - The latest American facing foreclosure: Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly. In a foreclosure lawsuit filed last month, JPMorgan Chase Bank states that Kelly hasn't made monthly mortgage payments since June of last year on his suburban Chicago mansion. The home's appraised value fell 26% in a year, to $3.... More »

'00s Biggest Celeb Scandals

Jon and Kate Gosselin haven't always dominated the headlines

(Newser) - You may have forgotten all about it, thanks to the neverending coverage of the Gosselin divorce or Tiger Woods’ mistresses, but there was a time—in the last 10 years—when Winona Ryder’s shoplifting was the story of the hour. The Frisky lists the top 10 celebrity scandals of... More »

9 Most Infamous Celeb Sex Tapes

Surprisingly, Paris doesn't quite make the top spot

(Newser) - The McSteamy nudie vid is just the latest in a long and illustrious line of celebrity sex tapes. E! lists some of the best-known:
  • Rob Lowe: Two of his videotaped trysts leaked in 1988—including one that involved a 16-year-old.
  • Paris Hilton: Her 2003 romp with Rick Salomon essentially made
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Fan Vid Salutes Palin With R.Kelly's 'Greatest'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s adoring masses, convinced that she is indeed the world’s greatest something (ex-governor? Twitter user? mom?), have created a YouTube tribute to her set to R. Kelly's “The World’s Greatest.” The video, which features "the music of a man renowned for on-camera golden... More »

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