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Chicago radio station pulls R. Kelly music in wake of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ docuseries



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by Elisha Fieldstadt

A Chicago radio station has declared that it will no longer play R. Kelly's music after a docuseria has brought renewed attention to the accusations of bad sexual conduct against the R & B singer.

LaMont Watts, CEO of Clubsteppin 95.1

FM announced Wednesday that the station would stop playing all of R. Kelly's songs in the light of "Surviving R. Kelly", a Lifetime series broadcast last week that tells decades of singers alleged sexual misconduct.

"As a leader of a team where women contribute selflessly to a business where the majority of our audience are women … … And listen and see the pain and suffering that is real for so many, effective immediately, we will not play R. Kelly's music anymore, "Watts said in an audio release posted on Facebook.

"While everyone should be granted the right to a fair trial – innocently until proven otherwise – we must protect our women at all times is not wavering or compromised," added Watts.