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R. Kelly Documentary Reveals New Sexual Abuse Allegations

Kelly’s ex, Kitti Jones, accuses him of “training” a woman since she was 14 years old.

R. Kelly’s 34-year-old ex Kitti Jones has been vocal about the singer’s alleged sexual activities with minors. In a new BBC3 documentary, Jones claims Kelly introduced her to a woman he “trained” since she was 14 to have sex with him, and others, in a “sex dungeon.”

Titled R. Kelly: Sex, Girls And Videotapes, Jones candidly details her experiences with Kelly. The Guardian notes the “Feelin’ On Yo Booty” singer coerced her to have sex with him at least 10 times, made women “crawl on the floor towards me and perform oral sex on me” and called the women he “trained” who also lived with him in his Duluth, Ga. home, or his Chicago recording studio, his “pets.”

According to Dazed documentary presenter, Ben Zand, said even though it was hard to film  Kelly’s alleged victims, many of them African-American, their voices need to be heard.

“Pretty much every single African-American lady that I spoke to felt that there is little media appetite or action because they are black victims. And in most cases working class,” Zand said. “They're all quite poor, a lot of them are from poor areas of Chicago and as a consequence, they just do not feel listened to at all.”

Jones' allegations are similar to those made in July when parents of a 19-year-old aspiring singer and “three former members of Kelly’s inner circle,” one of which being Jones, approached Buzzfeed about Kelly possibly running a sex cult.

Kelly has been denying and dodging sexual allegations against him since the early 2000s, when  a sex tape in which he urinated on a 14-year-old girl was made public and placed him on trial. Kelly was found not guilty. The Guardian reports he’s settled out of court with women as well. Still, people in his camp are steadfast in their allegations.

“It’s shocking just how willing people around him are to basically expose him,” Zand said.

Some people are fed up. Billboard caught Kelly’s labelmate, Jack Antonoff's now deleted tweet expressing his hopes (RCA) drops R. Kelly. Atlanta’s managing director of the Creative Currents Artist Collaborative Oronike Odeleye sparked the #MuteRKelly campaign in hopes to stop his music from spinning on the radio or streaming services.

Kelly or his representatives haven’t commented on the new allegations.

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Solange Announces Performance Piece 'Witness!' Will Premiere In September

Solange is the composer and director of a special performance piece titled "Witness!" The piece will be performed on September 17 at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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YG Releases '4REAL 4REAL' Album Featuring Meek Mill, Tyga, And More

After a brief delay, YG’s fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL is finally here. The 14-track project arrived on Friday (May 24) and features guest appearances by Meek Mill, Tyga, Kamaiyah, DaBaby, and more.

The album's release date was initially suspended in light of Nipsey Hussle's untimely death in March 2019. YG included a song, entitled "My Last Words (Nipsey Hussle Tribute). The track includes audio from YG's speech at Nip's memorial service.

Just hours ahead of the album's release, YG announced that he would be giving a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children. "I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” YG said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood. “By the time they get 18, from me, they’re gonna have a bag sitting there.”

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YG To Give Percentage Of Album Sales To Nipsey Hussle's Kids

YG is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, 4REAL 4REAL. Ahead of the album's Friday release, YG stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on Wednesday (May 23), where he discussed his friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He also revealed his plans to donate a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children.

YG revealed his thoughtful plan when he was asked about the epitaph that is included on the album's cover art.  "I put that 'In Loving Memory of Nip' on the album because I'm giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. So by the time they hit 18, from me, they gonna have a bag," YG explained. He also noted that he is considering making donations to the family for the next six albums.

Nipsey and YG have been friends since 2010. "I think we did some music the same day," YG said of their first encounter. "After that, we just kept running across each other on some L.A. shit. From that, it just started to build... He ended up being like a big brother to me," YG says. "The brand shit was the thing we talked about all the time, building a brand that's gonna [outlast] you."

4REAL 4REAL was slated to drop earlier this year but was pushed back in light of Nipsey's untimely passing. It now drops this Friday (May 24).

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