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YouTube Deletes R Kelly’s Channel And Songs Over Sex Trafficking Conviction

R Kelly’s official YouTube channel with his songs has been removed from the video sharing platform.

R Kelly’s official YouTube channel with his songs has been removed from the video sharing platform.

RKellyTV and RKellyVevo have been taken down from YouTube, and the singer will no longer be permitted to create or own any other channel, according to a statement released late Monday in response to a Reuters request for comment.

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In accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines, we can confirm that two channels linked to R. Kelly have been terminated,” a YouTube spokesperson told Reuters in a statement.

However, the singer of ‘If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Tim,’ who ruled the world of R&B for years, still has music on YouTube and third-party uploads of his songs are still permitted.

The #MuteRKelly movement has been protesting for years, and the removal adds to that. Long before the musician was indicted in four different jurisdictions, there were calls for his music to be banned due to long-standing claims of abuse.

Regardless, his music can still be found on major streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.

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Following six weeks of testimony accusing him of methodically recruiting women and teenagers for sex, grooming, and severely abusing them, the R&B star, actual name Robert Sylvester Kelly, was found guilty in September of nine felony counts, including the most serious of racketeering.

He is still in custody and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison; his sentencing hearing is set for May

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