R. Kelly and Sony Music Reportedly Part Ways Following Controversy

The reported move comes after a controversy-filled few weeks for the artist, following the release of Lifetime's docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, which shared the stories of women who allege to have suffered abuse at the hands of Kelly. He has denied all claims of misconduct.  Kelly was signed to Jive Records at the start of his career in the '90s. The company later became part of Sony BMG, looping Kelly under the Sony umbrella. He had been under contract at RCA, a subsidiary of Sony, since 2012, but is no longer listed on the RCA website.