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Jack Antonoff: “I hope my label drops R. Kelly”

Both artists are signed to RCA Records.

March 29, 2018
Jack Antonoff: “I hope my label drops R. Kelly” Jack Antonoff performs at a special screening of 20th Century Fox's 'Love, Simon' at Westfield Century City on March 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.   Rodin Eckenroth/Getty

Jack Antonoff has called on RCA records to drop his label mate R. Kelly. Antonoff, who has produced music for Lorde and Taylor Swift alongside his own Fun. and Bleachers projects, said he has raised the issue "many times" with the label.

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In a since-deleted tweet, screengrabbed on Wednesday night by Billboard, Antonoff tweeted. “I hope my label drops R. Kelly. I’ve discussed it with him them a number of times.”

Antonoff didn't namecheck RCA, a subsidiary of Sony Music, directly but it is the label that has released Kelly's music since 2012 as well as records by Fun. and Bleachers. His tweet came on the same day it was alleged Kelly had boasted to a former partner about "training" girls as young as 14 for sex.

The FADER has contacted RCA for comment.

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