R Kelly allegations: Airplane banner attacks record label

R Kelly is under attack again - this time by air.

Sony-owned RCA Records has yet to cut ties with the singer, who has a long history of sex crime allegations from multiple women and young girls, which he continues to deny.

In 2008 the 'Ignition' hitmaker was charged with 14 counts of making child pornography, but was not convicted.

Now a women's rights group has flown a banner over his record label calling him a "sexual predator" and urging for him to be dropped.


UltraViolet says RCA's inaction is "beyond shameful".
UltraViolet says RCA's inaction is "beyond shameful". Photo credit: UltraViolet

The campaign was led by advocacy group UltraViolet, which says RCA's inaction is "beyond shameful".

"It is long past time for RCA to dump R Kelly and take a stand against abuse," Karin Roland, chief campaigns officer at UltraViolet, said in a statement.

"RCA can no longer pretend that R Kelly's music can be separated from his violent actions. Kelly uses his fame, musical talent, fortune, and standing in the music industry to lure in and abuse young Black girls. Even some of his songs are literally inspired by the abuses he has perpetrated."

It's the latest assault on the singer's reputation after his daughter took to Instagram to speak out about her father's sex abuse accusations.

Buku Abi explained that she is not on speaking terms with Kelly, but was finding it difficult to process the situation.

"To the people that feel I should be speaking up/against everything that is going on right now, I just want you all to understand that devastated is an understatement for all that I feel currently," Abi wrote on her Instagram story.

"I pray for all the families and women who have been affected by my father's actions. Trust, I have been deeply affected by all of this."

Abi was adamant that she, her mother and siblings had no part in any of her father's negative actions.

"The same monster you all confronting me about is my father," she continued.

"I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house. My choice to not speak on him and what he does is for my peace of mind.

"I just want everyone to know that I do care and I love you all... This is a very difficult subject to speak on."

Lady Gaga also spoke out about Kelly on social media, issuing a statement in which she apologised for recording the song 'Do What U Want' with him in 2013.