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Here's Everything To Know About The R. Kelly Criminal Investigation

You've probably been hearing R. Kelly's name quite a lot lately.

Maybe you've heard bits and pieces about what's going on, but it can get overwhelming pretty quickly. Don't worry, though, we're here to sum everything up for you.


We'll start at the basics: this is R. Kelly.

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He's an R&B artist, best known for his hits, "Ignition" remix, and "I Believe I Can Fly", to name a few.

More importantly, he also has a well-known history, dating back to the '90s, of facing numerous sexual assault allegations with underage females, reports CNN.

Earlier this year, Lifetime released a six-part documentary, "Surviving R. Kelly".

It detailed various sexual abuse allegations from his victims and even featured musicians Chance the Rapper, John Legend and Stephanie “Sparkle” Edwards, all speaking out against Kelly.

Many celebs who have worked with R. Kelly were reportedly asked to speak out in the documentary.

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Including Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, and Jay-Z, but very few were actually willing to appear for an interview, says The Detroit Free Press.

In fact, a lot of Lady Gaga's fans are pressuring her to speak out against Kelly, amidst the very public allegations.

The documentary was well-received by audiences, and even earned a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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The National Sexual Assault Hotline in the United States, reportedly experienced a 27% increase in calls during the airing of the documentary, which says a lot about its impact, The Daily Beast reported.

As a result of the revealing documentary, it looks like Kelly could be facing a criminal investigation.

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Apparently, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation into Kelly because of the allegations presented in the documentary, ET Canada reports.

TMZ reports that investigators have reached out to several survivors featured in the documentary.

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They claim that Asante McGee, one of the women who allegedly escaped R. Kelly's home, has been contacted.

After the documentary aired, at least two Dallas radio stations have since banned R. Kelly's music.

Rolling Stone reports that K104 and KRNB have since stopped playing his music, following in the steps of a few other New York and Los Angeles stations who haven't been playing his music since last year.

As of right now, the D.A. is not commenting on the pending criminal investigation, TMZ reports.

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However, this story is still developing, and more updates are expected in the coming days.