ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The owner of Odessey Records in Albany speaks out after Sony and RCA records drop R. Kelly from their roster.
The labels dropped the singer after weeks of pressure following a documentary called Surviving R. Kelly, according to Billboard Magazine.
The six-part documentary series aired on Lifetime and featured victims and friends who accused the singer of sexual abuse.
Gilbert Udoto, Odessey’s owner, says he believes it was money motivated.
“It’s [a] money move, when the people start talking then the people always think about money,” said Udoto. If they boycott the record company then they’re going to go out of business."
Kelly’s former manager Henry James Mason also turned himself into authorities on Friday, for allegedly making threats against the family of a woman who is reportedly involved with the singer.