A mysterious R Kelly album was released by Spotify and Apple Music on Friday (December 9) and was quickly deleted.
A 13-track album entitled I admit it appeared on the platforms while the disgraced R&B artist remains behind bars serving a 30-year sentence for sexual misconduct.
However, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music, was mentioned on the album, according to Sony officials diversity that the album was a bootleg.
“This content has been removed from the platform at the distributor’s request,” a Spotify representative said diversity.
Jennifer Bonjean, Kelly’s attorney, also told the publication that the singer’s camp was not behind the release and that his “intellectual property is being stolen.”
The singer was dropped by Sony after the famous 2019 documentary series Survive R. Kelly shed light on the numerous allegations of sexual abuse the singer has faced.
The fake album was named after the 19-minute track “I Admit It” Kelly released on SoundCloud in 2018.
Over the course of the lengthy track, the rapper discussed numerous topics, ranging from the sex cult allegations he faced to his illiteracy and his own alleged history of sexual abuse.
“I admit I’m not perfect / I never said I’m perfect / Say I abuse these women / What the f*ck that’s some absurd shit,” Kelly raps on the song. “You really brainwashed? / Kidnapped, really? / Can’t eat, really? / Real talk, that sounds silly.”
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During his 30-year sentence, a Chicago jury found six other counts of sexual misconduct guilty this September.
He was found guilty of forcing three minors into criminal sexual activity and producing three child sexual abuse videos.
Kelly was convicted of extortion and sex trafficking in New York last September.
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