Couples DJs And Entertainers No Longer Play R. Kelly Music At Private Parties And Wedding Receptions - But What About Michael Jackson?

Couples DJs And Entertainers No Longer Play R. Kelly Music At Private Parties And Wedding Receptions - But What About Michael Jackson?
Credit: Source: CelebrityInsider.org

According to a report from NBC Philadelphia, it's not uncommon today for couples, DJs, and cover bands, to draw up a list of the artists they do and don't want to hear at their wedding reception and private parties.

In a report from the outlet, the story of Marc Brookland and his fiancée was told, a narrative in which the bride and groom explained that they refused to play Michael Jackson and R. Kelly. The 29-year-old said "we can't play those," in reference to the two recently shamed stars.

Following the release of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary on Lifetime earlier this year, as well as the release of Leaving Neverland , regarding the supposed crimes of Michael Jackson, some people are torn on the question as to whether or not one can separate the art from the artist.

According to the outlet, there are some people wondering if it's still ok to enjoy the work of someone who has been accused of some kind of crime or transgression. For instance, can a person still enjoy Louis CK or a Woody Allen film as they once did?

According to Chris Keenan, a DJ based out of Fort Washington who is also the owner of the company, Futurescapes Entertainment, R. Kelly is pretty much a "no-go" at all events now. On the other hand, people seem to be far more forgiving of Michael Jackson, who supposedly sexually abused young boys.

While Keenan believes that Kelly is barred from venues now, the situation with Jackson is far more complicated, as the pop star was accused of molesting children in the 1990s as well as in the 2000s up until his death around 2009.

However, the primary difference - in addition to the nature and number of incidents - between R. Kelly and Jackson is that the latter has been dead for ten years. It's hard to say whether fans could give someone up as important as Jackson, considering he has so many hit songs that have gone down in history in an undeniable way.

Much of the artist's musical repertoire is considered to be some of the most iconic songs of all time, moreover, Jackson has a song for every occasion. R. Kelly, on the other hand, might have 2-3 songs that could be played at a reception.

According to NBC News, of the 200 most requested tracks at weddings, there are six from Michael Jackson, another two from the Jackson 5. Jackson's iconic song, "Billie Jean," is #48 on the chart, whereas R. Kelly's song, "Ignition," is #56.

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  • Angela
    Angela Aug 13, 2019 6:11 AM PDT

    With Michael Jackson, I can’t believe anything those two guys say bcuz like others, they said he never hurt them and we later found out that some of the kids parents who just dropped their kids off with Michael, were telling kids to lie for money. MJ could have settled the last time but he chose to fight it in court so I’m not going to stop playing MJ music. R. Kelly on the other hand, was seen on tape raping 14 year olds, he married and slept with 15 year old Aliyah and his goons actively sought underage girls he was interested in. Kelly was on tape raping a 15 year old so yes, he is guilty!

  • Angela
    Angela Aug 13, 2019 6:06 AM PDT

    It’s not judging when u see the videos of him having sex with 14 year old girls. It’s fact and R. Kelly is guilty as hell. And since u support him go live with the thug

  • Hat
    Hat Aug 12, 2019 9:28 PM PDT

    Its amazing how the media always post negative thoughts about R Kelly... Not one thing positive and most of the post are untrue. B.S. will always sell over positive news..

  • Bora
    Bora Aug 12, 2019 9:02 PM PDT

    I don't care .... I will listen to both of them ... Yes.. Yes...

  • Lou Cigna
    Lou Cigna Aug 12, 2019 8:32 PM PDT

    Wonderful news! Hopefully one day Jacko the pedophile will have none of his music played ever again!

  • Jay
    Jay Aug 12, 2019 1:40 PM PDT

    Furthermore that prosecutor should be arrested she open the door for claims too be made against him publicly who wouldn't say they slept with R.Kelly right after that bs documentary all lies shameful I'm still gonna listen play and support his music and Michael who cant defend himself because he passed away

    • Angela
      Angela Aug 13, 2019 6:02 AM PDT

      U sound like a Child Molester yourself

  • Shorty
    Shorty Aug 12, 2019 12:05 PM PDT

    I was not there nor am I god so I don't judge but they are making him guilty before trial even begins. I listen to both and play them at my gatherings, so if you don't like it, there's the door.

  • Remy
    Remy Aug 12, 2019 5:06 AM PDT

    I still listen and stream R. Kelly. No matter what.

  • Adal
    Adal Aug 12, 2019 2:36 AM PDT

    To give up Michael Jackson who died innocent, is to give total control over his accusers who for what ever reason are suing the estate for $1.5 billion dollars. R Kelly is different, yet its the art and thousands of hours at play not to mention the people who worked so hard with the artist. Michael Jackson is a institution died innocent that surely is some kind of defence.

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