Jack Antonoff has urged his label to drop R. Kelly following multiple allegations of sexual abuse.
The Stands front-man, star producer and ex-boyfriend of Lena Dunham, Jack Antonoff, has urged his label to drop controversial R&B singer R. Kelly, following multiple allegations of sexual abuse against the singer.
Antonoff, 33, tweeted Wednesday that he “hopes” his label RCA, which stands for Kelly, dropping the singer. The tweet has now been deleted, Entertainment Weekly reported.
“I hope the label drops R. Kelly. I have discussed with them a number of times,” Antonoff wrote, according to the magazine.
R. Kelly ‘cult’ claims and past controversies
Singer R. Kelly is accused of keeping women in a “cult.” Here is a look back at the Grammy-winner of the recent controversies
The troubled singer has been accused of sexual abuse in the past and a few women have come forward claiming Kelly, 51, held several women in a “cult.” The latest allegation came earlier this week after the BBC interviewed Kelly’s former girlfriend Kitti Jones, who claimed the singer gave a 14-year-old girl to be his “sex pet.”
R. KELLY ‘ S EX-GIRLFRIEND CLAIMS the SINGER ‘TRAINED’ 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO BE HIS “SEX PET”
Jones, 34, who dated Kelly from 2011 to 2013, claimed the singer took her to his “sex dungeon” where he forced himself on her. She claimed that she met a girl that Kelly allegedly bragged he had cared for since she was 14 years old.
“I was introduced to one of the girls that he told me that he ‘trained’ since she was 14, that were his words. I saw that she was dressed as I, that they say the things I say, and her mannerisms were like mine. That is when it clicked in my head that he was grooming me to one of his pets. He calls them his pets,” Jones said.
Jones claimed the singer forced the woman, who is not identified, to “crawl on the floor in the direction of me and performing oral sex on me, and he said:” This is my f-ing pet, I trained her. They are going to learn how you are with me’.”
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Jones told the BBC that Kelly was “very abusive, physically, mentally, verbally. I think he gets a kind of satisfaction in itself, in knowing that he is taking control over other people.”
Kelly declined to comment on the BBC about Jones’ abuse claims. Kelly has denied claims Jones made earlier on BuzzFeed, and Rolling Stone.