YouTube, Others Remove R. Kelly's Official Music Channels

Thursday, October 7th, 2021 12:08pm

By Jude Chukwuemeka

Two of his channels, RKellyTV and RKellyVevo, have been removed

Popular streaming platform YouTube has permanently banned Robert Sylvester Kelly (R. Kelly) from its platform.

He will no longer be able to publish new content or create new channels on the platform, YouTube said in a statement late Monday.

According to Reuters, this is to further distance themselves from the singers ‘sex trafficking scandal.

The singer was convicted by a federal jury last month.

“We can confirm that we have terminated two channels linked to R. Kelly in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines,” the spokesperson for YouTube said.

It has been confirmed that his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter handle have been affected as well.

Two of his channels, RKellyTV and RKellyVevo, have been removed from one of the world's largest video platforms and the singer will no longer be able to create or own any other YouTube channel, YouTube said in a statement sent late on Monday, following Reuters' request for comment.

The catalog of his music will however be available on YouTube Music, YouTube's audio-streaming service and the videos uploaded by other YouTube users will continue to be available.

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