Update: R. Kelly’s Team Reported Stolen Recordings Earlier This Year, Could Be Linked To ‘I Admit It’ Surprise Album

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Update: R. Kelly’s Team Reported Stolen Recordings Earlier This Year, Could Be Linked To ‘I Admit It’ Surprise Album

Update: #2 (Dec. 14, 2022): The drama surrounding R. Kelly’s latest album “I Admit It” lives to see another day.

According to reports, the currently-jailed singer’s team called the police in February claiming hundreds of his master recordings were stolen from an Illinois storage facility. They believe the hijacked tracks could be behind the unauthorized release of the new “I Admit It” album.

Reportedly, police documents note that a man named Keith Calbert called to report a theft, telling officers he oversees the property belonging to Kelly in the storage facility. According to Calbert, several hundred of the “Ignition” singer’s recordings, which he valued in the millions of dollars, were missing.

Calbert allegedly showed police 10 empty shelves he said used to be completely full, and estimated between 300 to 500 missing recordings.

Calbert’s claims became more interesting from there. He then informed the authorities that 2 roadies actually removed the masters from the warehouse 9 months prior, and took them to California. He claimed he advised one of the roadies to bring back the recordings, but was told he needed to pay $160,000 to have them returned.

It’s unclear why Kelly’s team waited months to report the alleged crime. However, the investigation was ultimately closed, with no arrest made.

According to reports, Kelly has said he has nothing to do with his recently released album. His legal team is trying to find out who uploaded the music to Spotify and Apple Music. The streaming services have already pulled the project.


According to new reports, it hasn’t even been a full 24 hours since R. Kelly dropped his new album I Admit It, and Spotify and Apple Music wasted no time pulling the tracks from their platforms.

The entire album has reportedly been wiped from both streaming services.


Original Story: (Dec. 9, 2022): R. Kelly just dropped an album while behind bars where he seemingly addresses years of allegations against him.

The new 13-track album, titled I Admit It, was released on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming platforms on Friday (Dec.9). The album features tracks with titles like “I Found Love,” “Good Ole Days,” and “Freaky Sensation,” however, his last 3 tracks, which is a three-part song titled I Admit It (I Did It), might be the most shocking.

In the three-part piece, R. Kelly seemingly confesses to a series of allegations made against him. In one verse Kelly sings,

“I admit I f**ked with all the ladies, that’s both older and young ladies. But tell me how they call it pedophile because that sh*t is crazy.”

He sings in another verse,

“What’s the definition of a cult? What’s the definition of a sex slave?” 

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The album is a collection of previously released and unreleased material. He put the full 19-minute track, I Admit It (I Did It), on SoundCloud back in 2018, but this marks the first time the project has made its way to Apple Music or Spotify.

Reps for Sony Music–which owns the rights to much of the singer’s catalog–told sources they were not responsible for the release of this album and are uncertain who put the project out, even though the copyright line on the album reads “Legacy Recordings,” which is Sony Music’s catalog division.

As previously reported, R. Kelly was found guilty in a New York trial on RICO and sex trafficking charges and was subsequently sentenced to 30 years behind bars. In a second federal trial brought by the city of Chicago, Kelly was found guilty of three child-pornography counts and three counts of enticing minors into criminal sexual activity.

Kelly is set to be sentenced for the latest convictions against him on February 23, 2023.

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Authored by: Monique Nicole