R. Kelly has been dropped by his record label following a stream of accusations of sexual abuse of minors.
The rapper and Sony Music-owned RCA record label ended their arrangement on Friday, according to industry publications.
Billboard magazine and Variety reported that he no longer appears on the roster of artists on RCA’s website.
The reported split follows decades of allegations of sexual and physical abuse by the Grammy-winning singer, which were the subject of a new six-hour television documentary aired earlier this month. Kelly’s attorney has denied the allegations.
RCA and Kelly’s representatives have not commented.
R. Kelly on stage in 2013. He last released an album in 2016
Variety, quoting an unidentified source, said Sony Music had decided to “dissolve its working relationship” with Kelly, but that no external announcement would be made.
Billboard reported that the musician and the record company had agreed to part ways, citing unnamed sources. It said Kelly’s catalog would remain with RCA. His music is still available on digital retailers and streaming services.
RCA came under renewed pressure this month to drop Kelly, best-known for the hit “I Believe I Can Fly,” in the wake of a Lifetime documentary in which multiple women, including his ex-wife, made on-camera allegations of emotional, sexual and physical abuse.
Campaigners from the #MuteRKelly pressure group delivered a petition signed by some 217,000 people to Sony headquarters in New York City earlier this week asking the record company to drop the musician
Kelly, 52, released his last album in 2016. He tweeted earlier this month that a new album was on the way.