R. Kelly's Surprise Album From Prison Gets Taken Off All Streaming Platforms

Chisom Ndianefo
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R Kelly dropped a new album from the walls of prison during the week titled I Admit It, and it's a total surprise to many as he's currently serving a 30-year sentence after being convicted on federal racketeering charges and sexual abuse.

The album has since been removed from Apple Music and Spotify after the news of its release broke, and Sony music is coming forward to deny claims of releasing it, amongst many other things.

Keep reading for the details.

The Album

Just months after facing the consequences of his actions, the singer found a way to get his latest body of work onto music platforms, but his plan was short-lived as Spotify and iTunes immediately pulled it off their platforms.

However, a big mystery is behind the release as it bore the copyright line that read "Legacy Recording." Sony Music reps are coming out to set the record straight and deny giving the convicted singer any rights to release any other music.

Kelly's attorney Jennifer Bonjean called the album release a case of "stolen music," saying that Kelly wasn't aware of its release until late Friday afternoon.

"It's an authorized release of music," she revealed to NBC Chicago.

R. Kelly Still Unrepentant In Album Tracks

The Ignition singer is doing little or nothing to own up to his wrongdoings on the album as he further manipulates the public and his victims with lyrics like "I admit that I dropped out of school" and "I admit that I don't go to church" which had nothing to do with his crimes and bore a striking resemblance to his usual style of music.

You can compare the unofficial release to O.J. Simpson's book If I Did It, which he wrote almost ten years after being acquitted of the gruesome murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

The Allegations First Came Out In The 1990s

The singer, known for his smash hit I Believe I Can Fly and sensual songs like Bump n' Grind, has sold millions of albums worldwide and hosted many concerts even after allegations of sexual misconduct first circulated in the media in the 1990s. However, outrage emerged after the #MeToo reckoning and the 2019 Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly.

R. Kelly Got Sentenced In June

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The R&B star was sentenced to 30 years in June during a federal trial in New York, where he was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking. He was also found guilty of other charges concerning child pornography and enticing minors for sex during a separate trial in September in Chicago. He has, however, not been sentenced on that yet.