R. Kelly Banned in Philadelphia.
A Philadelphia councilwoman had introduced a bill to ban R. Kelly from the city of Philadelphia following the resurfacing of sexual assault allegations against the singer.
It now looks as if a bill had been passed unanimously banning the singer from entering the city.
A council member Helen Gym announced on Twitter that the resolution was passed on Thursday.
“We reject a system that silences black women and accepts black pain. We believe survivors. R. Kelly is not welcome in Philadelphia,” the statement read.
“This resolution is about fundamentally stating a public declaration that R. Kelly and sexual predators like him don’t belong in a public sphere, with public support,” Speaking to CBS Philly Gym said “This symbolic act of solidarity puts all sexual predators on notice.”
Kelly’s sexual assault return to the spotlight following the release of the Lifetime documentary series Surviving R. Kelly.
The docuseries featured interviews with over 50 people about Kelly, many of whom were women who detailed the artist’s alleged long history of sexual, physical, and mental abuse.