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R. Kelly at Pitchfork 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
R Kelly

We recently mentioned that Saintseneca (and other local artists) dropped off Columbus, OH's Fashion Meets Music Festival due to R. Kelly being booked as a headliner. The festival continued to receive backlash, including local radio station WCBE recently withdrawing as a sponsor. Turns out the backlash actually achieved something though. The festival posted the following:

FMMF and R. Kelly have decided to part ways. We appreciate the ongoing support of our Festival partners and look forward to kicking things off next month.
USA Today points out that R. Kelly's publicist issued the following statement: "R. Kelly is sorry to disappoint his fans but looks forward to seeing them in the near future during one of his upcoming tours."

This followed a June 25 Columbus Alive article where festival co-founder Bret Adams was quoted saying, "He's a nationally known name. He was not convicted of anything. He was acquitted," followed by, "We're running a festival to help brand the city of Columbus. We're not the morality police."

R. Kelly previously performed at the 2013 editions of Pitchfork Festival and Bonnaroo.

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Comments (11)

This show is one of the best and love all the epic fashion trends and styles being exposed.

Posted by Glendora Cosmetic Dentist | July 29, 2014 5:15 AM

Better to be pissed off than pissed on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 7:16 AM

Um, didn't R. Kelly headline Pitchfork fest? Where were all these bands dropping off then?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 8:07 AM

That's my Robert, always peeing on people.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 8:23 AM

drip drip drip

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 9:30 AM

If somebody peed in my Robust Hummus Platter, you better believe I'd be shoving a baby carrot into an uncomfortable spot on the perpetrator.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 10:28 AM

ba ba kelley?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 11:35 AM

This happened years ago. Water sports are harmless, and what is he suppose to do--ID every women he sleeps with? Real talk.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 11:44 AM

Yo, hummus guy just got real rapey.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 12:31 PM

Kells is still pissin' on all you haters out there. If you think these bullshit neu-R&B acts would have existed without him or The-Dream you're deluding yourself, homie.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 12:39 PM

i guess they dont golden shower in ohio... who the fuck is Saintseneca anyway?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 12:23 PM

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