R. Kelly is currently in prison on 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, the disgraced singer 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.
YouTube took down two of R. Kelly’s channels. RKellyTV and RKellyVevo we removed while YouTube prohibited Kelly from using, creating or owning any other channels on the platform. Certain fans were outraged at this fact as well.
While speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times, Recording Academy’s Harvey Mason Jr addressed the rumors that the singer would have the awards revoked due to his recent convictions. Jason Jr. made it clear that the singer won’t have his Grammy awards taken away.
“I think it’s something that we’re going to need to take a good hard look at, have a lot of conversations about, work through and make a decision. But right now, I think it’s something that is going to take a little bit more consideration before we can really dictate or decide.”
My initial feeling is we’re probably not a business that we want to be in of taking people’s awards back after they’ve been given. But we’ll take a good look at it and see.”
Kelly received his three Grammys came back in 1997, when he won in three different categories for “I Believe I Can Fly,” his hit song from the Space Jam soundtrack. 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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