YouTube pulls two R. Kelly’s official channels after sex trafficking conviction

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YouTube pulls two R. Kelly’s official channels after sex trafficking conviction

YouTube recently removed two of R&B singer R. Kelly’s channels from its video platform, distancing itself from the singer who was convicted of sex trafficking last month.

In a Reuter’s report, R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury in September in his sex trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter-century to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex.

The catalog of his music will however be available on YouTube Music, YouTube’s audio-streaming service, and the videos uploaded by other YouTube users will continue to be available.

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

‘The MuteRKelly’ campaign, founded by two Black women in 2017 to try to remove the singer’s music from the air waves, in a statement via Twitter said, “waiting on you @youtubemusic, and you too @Spotify @AppleMusic @AmazonMusic, etc.”

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