#MuteRKelly? Nah. His numbers have just increased!

Despite removal from streaming services, R. Kelly's Spotify numbers increased and he's more than pleased...

24 May 2018 - 11:36
By Chrizelda Kekana
Musician R Kelly hit back at his 'haters' with just two words.
Image: Via Instagram Musician R Kelly hit back at his 'haters' with just two words.

It seemed the momentum that had been building in the long standing attempt to #MuteRKelly has resulted in more people wanting to put his music on full blast and the 51-year-old singer couldn't be happier.

Instead of a decrease in the streams and airplay given to R. Kelly's music as intended by the movement, Fortune has reported that the number of times his songs have been streamed on Spotify has actually increased after the ban.

Needless to say, R. Kelly was more that delighted by these findings. Only quoting two words from a popular Bible scripture, he hit back at his haters.

"No weapon..."

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. - Isaiah 54:17

The beginning of May saw many US stars join the #MuteRKelly movement which was reignited by the Times Up campaign, resulting in one of his shows being cancelled.

It seemed that for the first time in ages, the industry was actively doing something against R.Kelly, especially when Apple Music and Pandora followed suit in removing his songs from their playlists.

Although the movement was not new, it gained momentum and had won over other influential people to speak up against R. Kelly's constantly "dodging" sexual cult and sexual assault accusations thrown his way in his over two decades career.

Most recently CNN reported that a 20-year-old woman has filed suit against singer R. Kelly, claiming he unlawfully gave her alcohol, assaulted her and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

Yet, his numbers are still showing no decrease.