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Chicago radio station pulls R. Kelly music in wake of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ docuseries

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By Elisha Fieldstadt

A Chicago radio station has mentioned it would now not play R. Kelly’s music after a docuseries introduced renewed consideration to sexual misconduct allegations towards the R&B singer.

LaMont Watts, the CEO of Clubsteppin 95.1 FM introduced Wednesday that the station would cease enjoying all songs by R. Kelly in gentle of “Surviving R. Kelly,” a Lifetime sequence that aired final week which chronicles a long time of the singer’s alleged sexual misconduct.

“As a frontrunner of a staff the place girls contribute unselfishly in a enterprise the place a majority of our viewers is girls. … And to listen to and see the ache and struggling that’s actual for thus many, efficient instantly, we are going to now not play the music of R. Kelly,” Watts mentioned in an audio assertion posted to Fb.

“Whereas everybody have to be afforded their proper to due course of — harmless till confirmed responsible — we should shield our girls always. In that, we should not waver or compromise,” Watts added.

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