Writers of Jezebel spend a lot of time thinking about bad men. Despite what MRA forums may tell you, it’s not that we seek them out or get pleasure from reporting on them because, in reality, it’s terribly depressing how many there are and that so many of them are powerful and seemingly untouchable.
R. Kelly, who was recently accused of running a sex cult in which he brainwashed and held young women, canceled four of his 10 upcoming tour dates on Monday, reportedly due to low ticket sales.
Singer R. Kelly claimed to have “raised” one of his teenage sexual conscripts since the age of “14 or 15,” according to a sometime member of his entourage who spoke to Jezebel about life inside the singer’s inner circle. The woman confirmed details published this week in a disturbing BuzzFeed story, telling Jezebel…
A representative for R. Kelly has further denied the BuzzFeed report published on Monday that he is holding young women in a “cult.”
According to a new investigation by reporter Jim DeRogatis, who first broke the story on singer R. Kelly’s alleged abuse of underage girls in 2000 and was sent the videotape that led the musician to be charged with child porn, Kelly is running an abusive “cult” as it has been labeled by parents and former members of…
I don’t spend much time thinking about R. Kelly these days except for when I hear “Ignition” at the grocery store or whatever and find myself singing along because I can’t help it. Since I’m sure you’re waiting with bated breath to hear what he’s up to, here’s a quick update: he’s being sued for damages caused by an…
In a new GQ interview that is not least remarkable for the way it’s written, R. Kelly agreed to speak with author Chris Heath about everything, “without restrictions”—the sexual abuse, the statutory rape trial, his alleged marriage to Aaliyah. They address it all, but only to the extent that R. Kelly is willing to…
On Monday, R. Kelly appeared on HuffPost Live to promote his new album The Buffet. Over the course of the interview, host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani took questions from commenters, in addition to posing her own questions about the disappointing success of the record.
New York magazine published a profile on R. Kelly this week that poses the old question: “Is It Okay to Listen to R. Kelly?” In the story, the R&B legend who was acquitted of child pornography charges addresses his alleged “sexual attraction to underage girls.” Obviously, he says, he’s “moved on.”
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In Tyga’s new video for a song called “Stimulated”—no innuendo there—the petite rapper canoodles with his barely legal girlfriend Kylie Jenner over ad-libs like “She a big girl dog… I’m penetrating.” Help.
Weekly-ish, a pre-approved, snap-judged music guide based on our very scientific, non-subjective Yes/No rating system. There's really no debating this, come on, stop.
John Galliano has been appointed the new head of Maison Martin Margiela, an announcement made Tuesday that the fashion press ate up like petits fours from the tips their delicate and painstakingly manicured fingers. Even Kanye West tweeted. Margiela, one of the most revered Paris fashion houses, has been without its…
Jay Kelly's father may not be much a part of his life, and the media coverage around his coming out as trans may have been, well, horrid, but it seems like he has one of the most important support structures a trans kid can have: a really supportive mother.
Earlier this month, R. Kelly's 14-year-old child Jaya came out as a transgender boy and changed his name to Jay. The singer had been silent on the news until this morning when he was asked about it during a live radio interview. He didn't exactly come across as supportive.
As reported early Thursday, the Terry Richardson-directed video for Lady Gaga and R. Kelly's song "Do What You Want" was filmed and not released, presumably because of its idiotically tone-deaf content inspired by an idiotically tone-deaf song. Now TMZ has released segments of the video.
A source has come forward to Page Six bearing the horrible, horrible details of Lady Gaga's scrapped "Do What U Want" video, which features alleged child rapist R. Kelly and was shot by alleged sexual predator Terry Richardson. How did this video even come into being?
Apparently, one of the children of R. Kelly has come out as a trans boy, and predictably the description of his transition has been pretty shitty. It's like time after time after time, the media, mainstream or alternative, learns nothing about how to speak about trans people after outcries and call outs. Instead,…