Is R. Kelly’s time up? Movement takes aim at Chicago-born R&B singer


Is R. Kelly’s time up?

For more than 20 years, sex abuse allegations against Kelly have rumbled and reverberated across the country. In the decade after he was acquitted of child pornography charges here, the Chicago-born R&B singer pushed ahead with his career — collaborating with A-list artists, amassing still more fans and earning millions from sold-out concerts.

Now the future of the Grammy-winning R&B singer’s career seems to be in question. The volume of social media protests has been turned up in the last two weeks, and even Pitchfork Music Festival, which booked him as a headliner five years ago, is now saying the fest wouldn’t invite him back.

The turning point, some say, was Kelly’s canceled hometown concert, set for Saturday until activists circulated…

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