R. Kelly Streams Are Increasing Despite #MuteRKelly Campaign
Even though there have been campaigns to remove R. Kelly’s music from the radio and streaming services because of his sexual misconduct allegations, it doesn’t seem to be stopping the music.
His streaming numbers have seen some small growth, reports Page Six. Before the announcement that Spotify had removed him from playlists, he averaged 6,584,000 weekly streams for the year, but from May 10 to May 16 he garnered 6,676,000 streams for the week, according to Nielsen Music.
“I’ma tell you something,” he said in a video from May 17 that surfaced Tuesday. “I’ma take this musical s—t, and I’ma inject these motherf—kers … I’m handcuffed by my destiny. It’s too late. They shoulda did this s—t 30 years ago. It’s too late. The music has been injected into the world.”
He adds, “To all the strong motherf—kers in here right now. Motherf—kers like you is why I still continue to do what I do, because I have a basketball mentality. As long as I’ve got the ball, the world is on defense.”
R. Kelly has denied all charges against him.