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Festival Cancels R. Kelly’s Headlining Appearance After Community Backlash

R. Kelly will no longer headline the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus, OH after many complained of the R&B singer’s questionable past.

07/29/2014

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R. Kelly Is Working on a House Album

Last week we brought you an update on Waka Flocka Flame’s EDM album due in the fall. What could top that? Only, perhaps, an R. Kelly house album.

07/14/2014

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Jennifer Hudson Goes Disco With Help From R. Kelly on ‘It’s Your World': Listen

Jennifer Hudson is getting her CeCe Peniston on with her new track off her upcoming third album.

07/03/2014

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Aaliyah Biopic To Detail Relationship With R. Kelly: Report

It seems as if the new Aaliyah biopic, set to air on Lifetime, will have to find someone to play R. Kelly.

06/24/2014

R. Kelly (L) and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga’s Scrapped ‘Do What U Want’ Video Featured Dr. R. Kelly, Was Shot By Terry Richardson: Report

Reports have surfaced that Lady Gaga scrapped her music video for Artpop single “Do What U Want” amid controversies surrounding R. Kelly, the featured artist on the song, and the director, Terry Richardson.

06/19/2014

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Watch Ed Sheeran Perform Country Versions of Hip-Hop Songs

Last night on MTV, Sheeran showed he wasn’t afraid to try his hand at some of the more well known hip-hop tracks from DJ Khaled, R. Kelly and Jay Z.

06/11/2014

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R. Kelly Planning ‘Black Panties’ Sequel: ‘White Panties’

In the spiritual tao of panties, R. Kelly has merely given us half: the black half. Now, he’s giving us the white half.

03/04/2014

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2013: The Year In Music News

As Radio.com gears up for 2014 and even more stories from the world of music, we look back at some of the best, worst and most infamous stories of the year that still have us talking.

12/20/2013

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R. Kelly Responds to ‘Village Voice’ Story About Past Allegations of Sexual Assault

In an interview with V-103 in Atlanta (a Radio.com station) Kelly talked about ‘Black Panties’ and addressed a recent story in ‘The Village Voice’ that focuses on past allegations of sexual assault by numerous minors.

12/16/2013

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R. Kelly Christmas Album Coming Down Chimneys in 2014

R. Kelly, who has caused us to forever conflate Oreo cookies with cunnilingus, will spread wide some holiday cheer with his own Christmas album. In interview with RapUp (via Pitchfork), Kells revealed The 12 Nights of Christmas, […]

12/12/2013

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R. Kelly Defends Chris Brown, Drawing Parallel to Muhammad Ali, MLK and Jesus

A Kelly observation comparing embattled pop star Chris Brown to such iconic figures as Martin Luther King and Jesus Christ himself has some wondering if the eccentric superstar has gone too far.

12/10/2013

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Watch R. Kelly Honor Nelson Mandela on ‘Arsenio Hall Show’

Last night (Dec. 5), hours after news of Nelson Mandela’s passing broke, R. Kelly took the stage on The Arsenio Hall Show to pay tribute to the Father of South Africa.

12/06/2013

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Watch R. Kelly Play a Woman Like a Violin on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Kelly set the stage by reproducing the lascivious ‘Black Panties’ cover art in real-time with a model on his lap that he stroked with a violin bow.

12/05/2013

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