A week after R. Kelly was convicted in sex trafficking and racketeering charges YouTube has pulled down two of his official channels. Going forward, the RKellyTV and RKellyVevo channels will no longer be available and the singer will not be able to create or own any other channels on the platform.
According to YouTube’s spokesperson the platform made this move in line with its creator responsibility guidelines. “We can confirm that we have terminated two channels linked to R.Kelly in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines,” confirmed a YouTube spokesperson.
The campaign to remove Kelly’s music from the airwave popularly known as MuteRKe yoully campaign was started in 2017 by two black women. The R&B singer was convicted by a federal jury in September during his sex trafficking trial. He faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and could face up to life in prison during his sentencing on May, 4th 2022.
What Does The Ban Mean for R.Kelly’s Music?
This is not a blanket ban and anyone wishing to listen to Kelly’s music can simply find it on YouTube Music. Additionally Kelly’s videos uploaded by other musicians will still be available on the platform.