LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) R. Kelly and Sony have agreed to part ways, sources told Billboard, just as the R&B singer’s former manager turned himself in to authorities for allegedly threatening the family of a young woman believed to be involved with Kelly.
On the heels of the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” which documents the alleged sexual misconduct of the singer, sources say that the recording industry giant and Kelly have decided to end their relationship, with Kelly already scrubbed from the RCA website, according to Billboard. Kelly was signed to Jive in the early 1990s and, when Jive was absorbed into the Sony BMG brand, Kelly was added to the RCA label.
Kelly’s catalog will remain with RCA/Sony and his is still available on digital retailers and streaming services, Billboard said.
Meanwhile, Henry James Mason has surrendered to Atlanta authorities on a warrant for felony terrorist threats, according to multiple reports. Mason is accused of making threats to the family of Joycelyn Savage, who was featured prominently in the Lifetime documentary and is apparently currently romantically involved with him, claiming she is with him of her own free will. Her family participated in the documentary and wants Savage to return.
“Let this be a message to R. Kelly’s staff that we won’t be bullied or threatened. We will continue to pursue legal action against any and all threats to the safety of the Savage family,” Gerald Griggs, attorney for the Savage family, said in a statement.