The Ignition singer has apparently been let go by his lawyer, publicist and assistant, after a BBC Three documentary shed light on claims he "keeps" young girls in his home as "pets". The new documentary examines the decade-long allegations of Kelly's alleged sex cult where the singer is said to have held women against their will and kept them as his "puppets" or sex slaves.
However, she vowed her decision to cut ties with the star after four years was "unrelated to any allegations related to Mr. Kelly's social life". The BBC also reported that Diane Copeland, Kelly's assistant has quit.
A recent BBC3 documentary, R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes, contained shocking allegations against the singer, including allegations that he habitually "grooms" underage girls for sex.
Kelly has vehemently denied the accusations, which first hit headlines last July (2017), but he has continued to draw attention for all the wrong reasons, and was recently slapped with a new lawsuit by a woman who claims he intentionally infected her with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) after embarking on a relationship together when she was 19.
A criminal complaint has been lodged against him, and Dallas police have said they are investigating.
"I saw that this girl was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I'd say, and her mannerisms were like mine", Jones told the BBC.
"That's when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets".
But despite his personal drama, Kelly remains in the studio where he is "furiously" recording new music in Chicago in hopes of making a musical comeback.