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R. Kelly Fans Hoard His Music In Anticipation of Ban

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R. Kelly may be guilty in court but that isn’t stopping his fans from streaming his music. Fans are apparently buying his music en masse in anticipation that the convicted singer’s songs will be banned. R. Kelly Still Getting His Coins According to Rolling Stone, R. Kelly’s album sales have jumped 517% since his new […]

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R. Kelly Music Sales Rise 500-Percent Following Guilty Verdict

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R. Kelly’s guilty verdict of racketeering and sex crimes is driving his music sales. 

Rolling Stone reported Sunday that R. Kelly’s music sales have jumped 517-percent since he was found guilty on federal sex crimes last month. 

According to reports, 54-year-old singer’s on-demand audio streams are up 22 percent, while his video streams have risen 23 percent in comparison to the week before the verdict was announced. 

The Chicago native, who was found guilty in a Brooklyn courtroom on September 24th, faces between 10 years and life in prison for his crimes.

His next court date is set for May 4, 2022.

The news comes just days after YouTube removed multiple R. Kelly channels from their platform. Additionally, R. Kelly is also prohibited from using, owning or creating any other YouTube channels.

We all know controversy sells, here are some Twitter users that took to their comments to share about the issue below.

One user writes, “R.Kelly’s albums sales have increased since his hearing. Double digit in streams and Triple Digit in Sales. Why? What is wrong with humanity?”

Despite the charges and guilty verdict are you still listening to R. Kelly’s music? Share your thoughts with us on social media.

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YouTube Deletes R. Kelly Video Channels Following Verdict

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YouTube deletes R. Kelly’s music from their platform following his guilty sex crimes verdict.

On Wednesday, the streaming giant announced that all of Kelly’s official channels have been removed from the platform following his conviction on all counts of racketeering and sex trafficking last month. 

Additionally, R. Kelly is also prohibited from using, owning or creating any other YouTube channels. 

The Chicago native, who was found guilty in a Brooklyn courtroom on September 24th, faces between 10 years and life in prison for his crimes. 

His next court date is set for May 4, 2022.

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YouTube Drops R&B Singer R. Kelly’s Official Channels

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R. Kelly‘s official channels on YouTube have been permanently disabled. The platform is distancing itself from the singer who was convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering last month. No Official YouTube Channel For R. Kelly YouTube has taken down R. Kelly’s video channels, R. Kelly TV and R. Kelly Vevo, in accordance with their creator […]

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Public Enemy’s Chuck D Apologizes For R. Kelly Tweets

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Public Enemy’s Chuck D is backtracking on his statements regarding the verdict in the R. Kelly trial. In a new statement, Chuck D asserted that he did not support Kelly’s actions and insisted that he doesn’t listen to his music.  

The latest news comes after Chuck D originally angered Twitter users after inserting Ike Turner and Rick James into the conversation following the announcement of R Kelly’s guilty verdict. The comparison came in lieu of the possible length of his sentence and rehabilitation.  

R. Kelly was convicted of one count of racketeering earlier this week along with eight other charges, including sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, racketeering and sex trafficking involving five victims.  His sentencing is scheduled for May 4th.

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Chuck D Apologies for R.Kelly Tweet

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Public Enemy’s Chuck D is clearing the air on Twitter after he faced backlash for what many perceived as his implied support for R. Kelly. Come Again, Chuck? The provocative and bold rap legend was among many weighing in on the latest R.Kelly development after he was found guilty on all charges in his case […]

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Bill Cosby and His Spokesman Suggest R. Kelly Can Successfully Appeal Conviction

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Bill Cosby is speaking out in support of R. Kelly. The fallen TV father of America spoke out via his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, and stated R. Kelly is being “railroaded.”

On Monday, R. Kelly was found guilty of being the orchestrator of a scheme to recruit women and underage girls for sex. The New York Times reports R. Kelly was found guilty on each count named in his racketeering and sex trafficking trial.

Cosby and his spokesman are pointing at Gloria Allred and systemic racism as the cause of Kelly’s conviction. Allred represented alleged victims against Bill Cosby. According to TMZ, the spokesman believes R. Kelly will be able to successfully appeal and be released from jail one day.

In June, Bill Cosby was released after Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction. The 83-year-old served more than two years of his three to ten-year sentence at a Philadelphia state prison.

Philadelphia’s Supreme Court discovered an agreement with a previous prosecutor that prevented the comedian from being charged for allegedly drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.

The Associated Press reported, “The court said that District Attorney Kevin Steele, who made the decision to arrest Cosby, was obligated to stand by his predecessor’s promise not to charge Cosby when he later gave potentially incriminating testimony in Constand’s civil suit. There was no evidence that promise was ever put in writing.”

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BREAKING: R. Kelly Found Guilty of All Counts in Racketeering and Sex Trafficking Trial😲

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After more than 25 years of accusations and a 7-week trial, R. Kelly has been found guilty of racketeering charges and sex trafficking. A New York federal court has him facing decades in prison. R. Kelly Facing Life in Prison R. Kelly was found guilty of charges including sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, sex […]

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R. Kelly Found Guilty of All Counts in Racketeering and Sex Trafficking

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R. Kelly has been found guilty of being the orchestrator of a scheme to recruit women and underage girls for sex. The New York Times reports R. Kelly was found guilty on each count named in his racketeering and sex trafficking trial.

R. Kelly faced nine counts. One count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking charges, and also eight additional counts of violations of the Mann Act, a sex trafficking law.

The Times states R. Kelly “sat motionless” in the courtroom as the verdict was delivered. His facial expressions were unable to be seen due to wearing a COVID-19 mask. He was found guilty of nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking.

The trial lasted six weeks in Brooklyn and included testimonies of sexual abuse and more. The jury was composed of seven men and five women. They began deliberation this past Friday afternoon.

Kelly’s legal team has stated they will seek an appeal and are disappointed in the verdict.

Sentencing for R. Kelly’s New York trial is set for May 5, 2022. Ahead of that date, Kelly will face federal charges in Illinois, along with additional cases in Cook County and Minneapolis.

R. Kelly’s racketeering case opened on Aug. 18. Aside from his illegal marriage to Aaliyah being highlighted, the trial’s opening day featured the first time Kelly’s accusers took the stand against him in a criminal case.

Jerhonda Pace testified in a Brooklyn courtroom on Wednesday and stated the first time she had sex with R. Kelly was when she was 16 years old. She stated R. Kelly was an idol but would go on to physically and emotionally abuse her while being forced to live under “Rob’s rules.”

According to The New York Times, the rules were in effect whenever Pace was at Kelly’s home, and she was forced to call him “Daddy” and have to acknowledge him whenever he entered a room. If she did not do so, she was punished. “That’s when he slapped me and choked me until I passed out,” Pace said of an incident in his Chicago home. “I remember him just putting his hand around my neck.”

In Brooklyn Assistant US Attorney Maria Cruz Melendez’s opening statements, she addressed the marriage to Aaliyah. The singer was just 15, as R. Kelly was 27. R. Kelly allegedly got Aaliyah pregnant and was entering a marriage with her to prohibit testimony against him.

“If she was pregnant that meant there would be questions: At the very top of that list of questions — who is the father of that baby?” Cruz Melendez presented in court.

Cruz Melendez would provide details of obtaining a fake ID for Aaliyah, allowing her to be married at age 18.

Chicago physician Kris McGrath testified in court that Kelly had the sexually transmitted virus since 1994 and that he and his medical associates would regularly call Kelly to remind him to refill his genital herpes medicine Valtrex.

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R. Kelly Trolled on Social Media for Net Worth Allegedly Being Negative $2M

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Over the weekend, R. Kelly was trolled to the heavens. A quick Google search of R. Kelly’s net worth will return a figure of negative two million, and that number has now become the joke of many online.

Of those who enjoyed the unfortunate situation of Kellz’s fortune are 42 Dugg and EST Gee, who enjoyed a hearty laugh at the disgraced singer.

While the timeline is laughing at him, R. Kelly is anxiously awaiting his New York Trial results. Last week, closing arguments were delivered and leaving jurors to be deliberate.

During his closing arguments, Kelly’s attorney Devereaux Cannick compared the fallen singer to Hugh Hefner and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You can read the statement here.

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