R. Kelly has allegedly fired his management

By Drum Digital
07 February 2014

R. Kelly has reportedly ditched his management company Red Light Management and is now being represented by Upfront Megatainment owner Devyne Stephens.

The 'Ignition' hitmaker had signed with artist management firm Red Light Management last year but now the company - which also works with Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys and was founded by Coran Capshaw in 1991 - has reportedly been ditched in favour of Upfront Megatainment owner Devyne Stephens.

An industry insider told the New York Post newspaper: "Kelly hit the management jackpot when he signed with [Coran] Capshaw's company.

Leaving Red Light for Stephens would be like quitting the Houston Rockets - or the Yankees - to play for a high-school coach in Podunk. Red Light is furious that Stephens would poach their client. And the company's considering legal action."

Devyne describes himself on his website as a "music mogul" and "extraordinary businessman" who has worked with a string of stars including Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey.

While sources claim Devyne had been added to Kelly's team "months ago" others say the 'I Believe I can fly' singer hasn't left Red Light management just yet and is still considering his options.

A different source said: "[Kelly has] gone underground ... he's in a bunker and hasn't been returning calls."

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