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Tom Joyner Says He's Boycotting R. Kelly On The Radio + Deets Leak About Nas, Teyana Taylor & Pusha T's Albums


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Tom Joyner is boycotting ALL of R. Kelly’s music. Get those deets, plus find out when Nas, Teyana Taylor and Pusha T’s albums will be released inside…

Tom Joyner’s annual cruise won’t be playing any R. Kelly music this year and y’all know “Step In The Name Of Love” was a fan favorite.

The veteran radio show host announced on his show that he will no longer play ANY of R. Kelly’s music. #METOO founder Tarana Burke called into his morning radio show to chop it up with Jacque Reid during her “Inside Her Story” segment. Tarana explained how the #METOO movement came about and how she has been receiving criticism for not targeting certain men who have been accused of sexual assault, i.e. R. Kelly. Tarana made it clear that the #METOO movement isn’t about taking a man down, but more so to help women and girls who are survivors of sexual assault.

However, Tarana did call out Tom Joyner for “supporting” the R&B singer over the years by inviting him to perform for his Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise and playing his music on the radio. He last performed in 2015. Tarana said by supporting Kelly’s music that is what keeps him "wealthy" and that’s how he can continue to prey on young black and brown women.

“We need the Tom Joyner Morning Show to stop supporting R. Kelly,” Tarana said. Before she could get the entire statement out, Tom replied, “OK, you got it. I’ll do that right now. I won’t play anymore R. Kelly music. You want that? You got it.”

Take a listen below:


While we applaud Tom for making a bold move, the 68-year-old radio personality did announce he will be retiring next year. So, this “boycott” will only last a year, and you'll probably still be hearing R. Kelly's music on radio stations everywhere. He did confirm he wouldn’t be inviting Kelly to his cruise again.

Within the last week, Kelly’s lawyer, publicist and longtime assistant cut ties with the singer amid a new report came out alleging he gave a 19-year-old herpes.

Do you think this is the beginning of the end for the Pied Piper?

In music news...

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In Kanye West’s recent Twitter rants, the rapper/producer announced several albums that are set to drop, including Teyana Taylor, Nas and Pusha T’s new projects.

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We’ve been waiting on some new Teyana music for ages, so we’re super excited we’ll finally get some when her LP drops on June 22nd. Thanks to certain folks leaking deets, we hear Teyana's album is FIRE. 

Nas is set to drop some heat on June 15th. And Pusha T’s album is set to hit the streets on May 25th.

Yeezy will be dropping his own solo album on June 1st and then a collaboration album with Kid Cudi, titled “Kids See Ghost,” on June 8th.

Peep the tweets:







Looks like this summer will be LIT, even if Kanye is still doing the absolute most on our TL's.

By the way, Nas will be hitting the stage for the 6th Annual BET EXPERIENCE at the Staples Center in L.A. Other acts who'll perform during the 3-day event (June 21-23rd) include Chris Brown, SZA, Rae Sremmurd, Ferg, Nipsey Hussle, Playboi Carti, LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Kamaiyah, Ella Mai and Wondagurl. The Queensbridge rapper will perform Thursday, June 21st.

Photos: Getty/Teyana's IG/Nas' IG

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