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YouTube Removes R. Kelly Channels After Singer’s Sex Trafficking Conviction

YouTube permanently suspended two channels of disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly, who was found guilty of sex trafficking last week, and will not allow him to create any new channels going forward.

But YouTube hasn’t banned Kelly’s music: The internet video giant will continue to offer the singer’s music catalog on YouTube Music.

On Tuesday, YouTube removed the two channels — RKellyTV (which had 3.5 million subscribers) and RKellyVevo (which had about 1.6 million subscribers) — citing a violation of its terms of service. Attempts to watch videos on the now-removed channels displays a message that says, “This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.”

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