On Wednesday, advocates from Black Women’s Blueprint, Color of Change, CREDO, Girls for Gender Equity, NOW-NYC, and UltraViolet, will rally outside Sony Music’s HQ in Manhattan, calling on Sony Music and its subsidiary, RCA Records, to immediately drop R. Kelly
The move is in the wake of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, which details Kelly’s decades of sexual abuse perpetrated against young Black women and girls, and those in the music industry who have not only enabled him, but profited from him.
Advocates will deliver petitions signed by more than 108,000 people demanding RCA Records drop R. Kelly. The protesters will also present Sony Music and RCA Records with a “Record Label of Shame” award. The action is supported by Chicago-based anti-violence organization, A Long Walk Home.