R. Kelly has been dropped by Sony and RCA Records, and sources tell RadarOnline.com exclusively the shamed rapper “doesn’t care.”
RCA Records removed the disgraced entertainer from their website late Thursday night after the Lifetime special Surviving R. Kelly ignited social media firestorm.
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“Robert was made aware from the label that they had intention[s] of dropping him after the documentary aired,” a source close to the tarnished singer revealed exclusively Radar. “They received a great amount of backlash from not just fans, but artists. They were worried that his reputation would taint other artists on the label.”
According to the source, R. Kelly’s label gave him a ten-day notice prior to dropping him and replacing him with Chris Brown – signing the “Run It” singer immediately after the documentary aired.
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“He doesn’t care. It appears [that] this was the final straw for him to ‘go after’ the network and people involved in [the documentary] in a civil suit. That’s his main priority,” the source continued. “He will likely open his own ‘label’ from what he told us.”
As Radar previously reported, the controversial artist hired two private investigators who are digging into the backgrounds of each accuser, looking for dirt to use against them.
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Just this week, Radar caught Chicago Police raiding the “Ignition” rapper’s alleged sex lair.
Captain Joey Smith of the Henry County Police Department told Radar that R. Kelly’s former manager, James Mason, was deemed a “fugitive” after allegedly making death threats to a victim’s dad.
Police confirmed that Mason turned himself in early Friday morning. “Our investigators would like to get his version of events,” Captain Smith told Radar.
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The drama comes after Lifetime’s docu-series Surviving R Kelly exposed the disgraced rapper’s alleged sex cult, aggressive personality and inappropriate relationships with underage girls.
Sony and RCA Records did not response to repeated requests for comment, but a source at the label noted that they intend to release an official statement.
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