R Kelly

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Phil Spector defined the toxic music svengali – a figure that persists today
Spector, who has died aged 81, created a culture of cruelty that was seen by the music industry as a symptom of genius. It’s a scenario that has played out again and again

Laura Snapes

18, Jan, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Surviving R Kelly producers: 'We wanted to explain why you shouldn’t blame survivors'
The documentary sparked a boycott of the singer and reignited court cases. Now, the creators are examining his alleged crimes again

André Wheeler

08, Jan, 2020 @10:14 PM

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R Kelly faces bribery charges related to his 1994 marriage to singer Aaliyah
Kelly is accused of bribing an Illinois official to obtain a fake ID before his nuptials to the then 15 year old

André Wheeler

06, Dec, 2019 @12:16 AM

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Lawyer for R Kelly pleads for release on health grounds
Steve Greenberg also complains that the R&B singer can be visited in prison by only one of his ‘lady friends’ at a time

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Oct, 2019 @9:12 AM

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R Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges
R&B singer expected to be taken from Chicago to New York to face charges relating to child abuse images and obstruction of justice

Naaman Zhou, Edward Helmore and agencies

12, Jul, 2019 @4:39 PM

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Kellyanne Conway is no 'badass' – and she's certainly no feminist | Arwa Mahdawi
Conway plays an integral role in Trump’s racist and misogynist agenda. She’s no feminist – she’s simply a bad person

Arwa Mahdawi

23, Mar, 2019 @3:42 PM

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The debate: should Spotify ban R Kelly and Michael Jackson?
Kelly and Jackson stand accused of child sexual abuse – prompting a fierce debate about whether streaming platforms should remove their music. Two Guardian columnists talk it over

Arwa Mahdawi and Moira Donegan

12, Mar, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Why does TV give a pass to men accused of sex crimes?
Heavyweights such as Louis Theroux and Gayle King still allow accused men to share their narratives with vast audiences. This is wrong, dangerous – and gets us nowhere in a broken world

Eleanor Morgan

11, Mar, 2019 @4:22 PM

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R Kelly and the art of the male meltdown | Arwa Mahdawi
Whether it’s R Kelly or Brett Kavanaugh, the male breakdown is real. Let’s (calmly) break this phenomenon down together, shall we?

Arwa Mahdawi

08, Mar, 2019 @5:31 PM

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The ugly power of R Kelly's photo with Gayle King
The TV interview was the singer’s chance to refute the sexual abuse claims. But an angry man towering over a seated woman is never a good look

Laura Snapes

07, Mar, 2019 @5:58 PM

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R Kelly accused of sexually abusing 13-year-old girl in 2001 incident
New allegation comes as Kelly, who was recently arrested over 10 counts of sexual assault, returns to jail for failing to pay child support

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Mar, 2019 @11:10 AM

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'It's not fair': R Kelly tearfully denies abuse allegations in tense interview
The singer was released on bail after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse against four victims

Lois Beckett

06, Mar, 2019 @2:51 AM

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