Industry Turns Back On Kelly Because Public Is

Evan Serpick of Entertainment Weekly explained why unlike many other hip hop artists run-ins from the law, fellow artists are turning their back on after his child porn arrest. “The industry is turning its back on Kelly because America is turning its back on Kelly — as we generally do with accused pedophiles,” he explained. “When the scandalous tape hit the streets back in February, Def Jam pulled the plug on promotion for ‘Best of Both Worlds,’ Kelly’s collaboration with Jay-Z, faster that you can say ‘guilty.’ The potential for poor album sales, which is what ‘Worlds’ ended up with, is preferable to the potential for super-ugly press.” Read more.

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