"The men charged today allegedly have shown that there is no line they will not cross to help Kelly avoid the consequences of his alleged crimes — even if it means re-victimizing his accusers."
They married on Aug. 31, 1994, when Aaliyah was just 15.
A Woman Who Lived With R. Kelly Claims She Wasn’t Behind Social Media Accounts Describing Her As His Victim
Joycelyn Savage is denying that she was responsible for posts on Patreon and Instagram describing her as one of Kelly’s victims. Instagram said the account was hacked.
Police and prosecutors love to use claims of "sex trafficking" to crack down on innocent sex workers. For once, though, they seem to be getting it right.
The R&B singer pleaded not guilty in Chicago federal court.
The R&B singer is accused of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover sex tapes and conceal his behavior.
The new charges were filed by a grand jury and involve a woman who was under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged abuse.
I spent almost 20 years reporting on R. Kelly, and nine months trying to find an outlet to publish the story of the “sex cult” that would — finally — get the world’s attention. (An excerpt from Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly.)
The new charges were filed by a grand jury in Illinois and involve a woman who was under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged abuse.
A Pennsylvania Man Says He Found A Tape Of R. Kelly Allegedly Abusing Underage Girls And Gave It To Law Enforcement
Attorney Gloria Allred is representing Gary Dennis, who found the tape. Authorities in New York declined to comment.
"I promise you, we're gonna straighten all this stuff out, that's all I can say right now," he said in a brief statement to reporters.
From R. Kelly to Michael Jackson, men accused of preying on children often use idealized versions of fatherhood to maintain their innocence and hide their abuse.
The Two Women Living With R. Kelly Said They Love Him And Accused Their Parents Of Blackmailing The Singer
Azriel Clary and Jocelyn Savage defended R. Kelly in an interview with Gayle King and said their parents were liars who were trying to "scam" the singer.
The R&B singer was ordered held until he comes up with the full amount to pay his ex-wife.
Kelly exploded in the interview, saying, "I’m fighting for my fucking life.”
In telling the gut-wrenching stories of two boys who survived Jackson’s alleged abuse, the HBO documentary digs deep into the most painful contradictions of a cultural icon.
An Illinois court heard new details of the aggravated criminal sexual assault charges against R. Kelly during a bond hearing on Saturday.
The R&B singer was arrested a day after two women came forward with new allegations of sexual misconduct.
The women, now 39 and 40, held a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred to announce their allegations.
Documentaries that rethink decades-old scandals, like Amazon’s Lorena, are becoming routine. But when will we start extending public empathy in real time?
The tape was sent to Chicago prosecutors by lawyer Michael Avenatti.
Amid renewed attention on the R&B singer and his sexual misconduct allegations, many radio workers are opting to #MuteRKelly. “You have to feel some type of culpability or feel complicit in some way,” said one DJ, “especially if you work in radio.”
“His art is literally interconnected to the actual heinous acts that he is performing.”
R. Kelly's Former Manager Surrendered To Authorities After Allegedly Threatening Joycelyn Savage's Family
James Mason allegedly threatened to harm the family of Joycelyn Savage, one of the women featured in the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, after her father tried to contact her.
Kelly has been removed from the "artists" section of the website of RCA Records, where he was featured as recently as last month.
Throughout the 2000s, America's most influential newspaper celebrated R. Kelly as a pop genius and downplayed the horrific reports coming out of Chicago.
An attorney for Faith Rodgers said they also plan to meet with New York police detectives regarding their investigation into potential victims.
The protest took place after Illinois officials denied a permit for a scheduled concert because of security concerns.
The R&B artist’s impact went beyond his own songs. What are we to do about the music from all the artists he influenced and wrote for?
"I stand behind these women 1000%," Gaga wrote. "The allegations against R Kelly [are] absolutely horrifying and indefensible."
"People want me to believe / there’s a difference when the result / is the same, same, same."
The attorney representing parents who told police their adult daughter is being held captive by Kelly confirmed to BuzzFeed News that prosecutors had reached out after the documentary series aired.
People have shared a photo of Legend and his wife posing in 2016 with Harvey Weinstein as evidence of his hypocrisy, but the singer is fighting back.
Chance The Rapper Said His Comments About Regretting Working With R. Kelly Were Taken Out Of Context
"I apologize to all of his survivors for working with him and for taking this long to speak out."
“It didn't feel risky at all," Legend said of his decision to appear in Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary.
"What happened tonight was awful, especially for the women who had bravely shared their painful stories," #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke said.
“All I know is I felt an arm around my neck and I was lifted up,” said the documentarian, Lyric Cabral, of her abrupt ejection from a club where R. Kelly was hosting an afterparty. “The next thing I know I’m facing outside.”
The 19-minute song is titled “I Admit."
"We don’t aim to play judge and jury," Spotify said.
One former music industry insider said Daniel Ek appeared to be backtracking on the moral stand he took this month.
On Tuesday, the family met with police about alleged “terroristic threats” made by Kelly’s manager: “I’m gonna do harm to you and your family, when I see you I’m gonna get you, I’m going to fucking kill you.”
Faith Rodgers, 20, claimed the singer knowingly gave her herpes during their abusive yearlong relationship.
Accusé de violences sexuelles, le chanteur de R'n'B ne sera plus sélectionné par la plateforme. Le chanteur de Noir Désir, condamné en 2004 pour avoir tué Marie Trintignant, s'y trouve encore.
Spotify announced a similar policy earlier this week as the singer faces a boycott over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Rapper XXXTentacion's music has also been removed from all Spotify playlists.
The new allegations range from underage sexual abuse in the 1990s to holding a “brainwashed” woman in a “cult” today.
Women of color in the Hollywood-led Time's Up movement want to end R. Kelly's career because of the many allegations against him, using the campaign #MuteRKelly.
For Jerhonda Pace, who last summer accused musician R. Kelly of abusing her when she was a minor, watching #MeToo take down powerful men has been bittersweet. “What about R. Kelly’s victims? What about us? Nothing happened for us.”
Entire rooms were emptied and the contents sold, police told BuzzFeed News. Alfonso Walker turned himself into police on Monday after more than a week on the run.
"I’ve been going back and forth with how to speak about it and how to do right for those girls," the singer told Billboard.
Jerhonda Pace was just 15 when she met her musical idol, R. Kelly, outside his child pornography trial. The alleged underage sexual relationship with him that followed and subsequent payouts mirror decades of allegations against the star.
The Fulton County, Georgia, commission chairman cited new evidence uncovered by law enforcement.
County commissioners had hoped to block the show in light of recent allegations of physical and mental abuse.
After BuzzFeed News reported that parents told police Kelly has been holding several women against their will, we reached out to some of his former collaborators.
One Of R. Kelly's Alleged Captives Has Now Released Two Videos, But Won't Reveal Her Location Or Say She's Free To Leave
In the first video, there's an odd shadow on her.
BuzzFeed News reported Monday that Kelly is accused of holding several women in his Georgia “guest house” or at his Chicago recording studio.
As the R&B legend tours the country this summer, parents have told police that R. Kelly is keeping women against their will in an abusive "cult" that's tearing families apart. Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle told BuzzFeed News similar stories.
Des chansons comme on n'en fait plus.
~It's the remix to ignition. ScoMo thinks he's a victim.~
Spoiler alert: It was the summer EVERYONE danced the "Macarena."
This week for BuzzFeed News, Anita Badejo unpacks the complexities of reporting sexual assaults at historically black colleges. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Throwback to turn up.
You're contagious, touch me baby. Give me what you got.
"It's the _______ weekend, baby, I'm about to have me some fun!"
Britney Spears' iconic schoolgirl uniform was purchased at Kmart.
Looking back at the albums that tested the anti-skip technology on our Walkmans.
R. Kelly's classic gets the dance music touch. Complete with dancing by a So You Think You Can Dance alum!
Now usually I don't do this but, uh... 2003 was the best.
"It was literally an ad for rape."
Little black girls are taught when and how to be silent before anyone ever tells us we have the right to say no.
Jessica Hopper interviewed music journalist Jim DeRogatis in The Village Voice about his 15 years' worth of reporting on the accusations against the singer. Here are the most revealing quotes.
Powerful sentiments to guide and uplift you.
Featuring a gorgeous music video shot in all 185 of Oregon's state parks, Benedict Cumberbatch's dramatic reading of the new R. Kelly song, and what happens when you ask kids to draw what love looks like to them.
From body-rolling slow jams to funky soul tunes, to chill electro-pop, R&B in 2013 had a little something for everybody.
Robert Kelly put that toot toot, beep beep right back into 2013.
Plus the most cringe-worthy metaphors from R. Kelly's new album, 5 books to buy for booze lovers, and a cute obituary for the ugliest dog ever.
Two words: President Kelly.
According to their new song, they want to put you down pretty much everywhere.
It's called "PYD" and it's all about, um, getting busy. Naturally.
Lady Gaga. R. Kelly. Enough said.
"Do What U Want" is sexy, fun, and kind of impossible not to body roll to. It's also kind of refreshingly — dare we say it? — normal. In a good way.
Plus 10 sex tips from R. Kelly songs, Mark Zuckerberg's unexpected role in Grand Theft Auto 5, and an incredibly fun, insanely difficult Jared Leto age quiz.
It only got a 35 on Rotten Tomatoes, but it'll always be a 100 in your heart.
Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, and TLC are the soundtrack to our lives.
Vinyl records pressed on the spot, R. Kelly's white dove balloons, and other stuff that you're not going to find at Lollapalooza or Coachella this year.
This petition certainly thinks so.
This is what happens right before cannibalism.
The venerable R&B and hip hop publication that helped document the history of pop culture in the ‘90s is reportedly set to cease publication at the end of this year. Here is a look at some of the memorable covers from the decade.
BuzzFeed found out what these New Yorkers had bumping in the background when they lost their virginities. WARNING: This post contains a lot of R. Kelly.
Go ahead, world, just TRY and ruin this song. I dare you. It can't be done.
To the window, to the wall, till the sweat drops down my – holy cow, were the 2000s gross!
All right, people, let's do this.
It's called "I Know You Are Hurting."
Look, there's no point in even reading this text just click the darn link and get your Friday afternoon jam on (Via The Matt Smith).
"To The World" is the first official single released from West's new G.O.O.D. Music project, an album called Cruel Summer.