R Kelly dropped by record label

Singer and alleged sexual predator R Kelly has been dumped by his record label.

Sony Music Entertainment and its subsidiary lable, RCA Records have dropped the R&B singer as sexual abuse allegations continue to pile up, according to reports.

Scrutiny on the 'I Believe I Can Fly' singer has increased in recent weeks after the release of a damning documentary series, Surviving R Kelly.

The series featured interviews with several women saying Kelly abused them.

Variety reports Sony "took its time to wade through the issues 'responsibly' and avoid legal ramifications' before dropping the singer, and no announcement of his sacking is planned.

RCA Records and parent company Sony declined to comment when approached.

R Kelly's 2019 New Zealand concert, due to be held at Auckland's Trusts Arena in February, was recently called off.

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