Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on 'Surviving R. Kelly' on January 09, 2019 in Chicago (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO (FOX 32 NEWS - The CEO of 95.1 FM based in Harvey, Ind., announced that his radio station will not play any music by R. Kelly in lieu of the controversy surrounding the Chicago singer-songwriter.
Lamont Watts shared a video Wednesday night on the station's Facebook page, explaining his decision: "As a leader of a team where women contribute unselfishly, in a business where the majority of our audience is women, as a son, a brother and a husband of a devoted family, to hear and see the pain and suffering that is real for so many: Effective immediately, we will no longer play the music of R. Kelly."
R. Kelly has been in hot water since the six-part "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries on Lifetime that focused on his alleged predatory behavior.