R. Kelly is making headlines again this week after it was reported that media outlet, National Enquirer reportedly tried to funnel the star $1 million.
The Daily Beast is reporting that American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, tried to pay Kelly $1 million through a shell company. In return, Kelly would agree to take part in a documentary series that AMI executive Dylan Howard wanted to produce and pitch to a network.
The news outlet obtained leaked audio recordings where Howard proposes that secret licensing agreements through this shell company could conceal the payments.
"No network is going to buy or pay Mr. Kelly. They simply won't do that. They are not going to take the public relations hit associated with doing business with him," Howard told Kelly's rep, Don Russell, in a phone call.
The news of the plans to covertly offer up a massive paycheck to the star has sickened many.
"They're willing to give this man all of this money despite all of the lives he has damaged, while the women he has hurt have to pick up the pieces, rebuild their lives, and are struggling to pay their bills," former Dallas radio DJ Kitti Jones told TDB.
Former Kelly collaborator Sparkle called the new, "disheartening."
Kitti appeared on the Surviving: R Kelly Lifetime series.