Disgraced rapper R. Kelly is currently rotting in prison n a separate federal indictment that includes child pornography, sexual exploitation of children and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Government. He has been labelled as a predator and even tried to have charges against him dropped.

As reported earlier, R. Kelly was found guilty on all counts in his federal trial. The disgraced rapper hasn’t yet been sentenced for those 9 counts of sex crimes. Even his victims spoke out in relief after the guilty verdict.

According to HipHopDX, two of R. Kelly’s YouTube channels have been deleted from YouTube. RKellyTV and RKellyVevo we removed while YouTube prohibited Kelly from using, creating or owning any other channels on the platform.

The terminated channels had more than 5 million subscribers combined and had videos such as “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Bump N’ Grind” and “Ignition (Remix).”


It was done with YouTube’s creator responsibility guidelines, which allows them to suspend a channel if its owner is convicted of or pleads guilty to egregious crimes and their channel’s content is closely related to the crimes.

“Egregious actions committed by R. Kelly warrant penalties beyond standard enforcement measures due to a potential to cause widespread harm,” YouTube VP of legal Nicole Alston said. “Ultimately we are taking this action to protect our users similar to other platforms.

Despite the removal, existing R. Kelly content uploaded by other users, will still be available on the platform. R. Kelly also released a statement after his conviction. R. Kelly is likely to be behind bars for a very long time and we wonder if he will be given a maximum life sentence in the end.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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