R&B singer R Kelly was working in the direction of buying Nickelodeon and all its subsidiaries. The very first station for teenagers, from Viacom Media Networks for an undisclosed quantity this yr. These plans have now been positioned on halt as a consequence of Kelly’s authorized issues. Had R Kelly’s buy gone by means of, Kelly would have been the primary black particular person to personal a tv community geared in the direction of youngsters.
By buying Nickelodeon, Kelly would even be the proprietor of Nick Jr, Nick-at-Nite, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Nick Music in addition to TV Land.
We’re informed that R Kelly maintains his innocence and does nonetheless plan to pursue his quest for proudly owning Nickelodeon. Many suspect that the newest allegations had been introduced towards R Kelly in an try to disrupt the acquisition of Nickelodeon. The deal was scheduled to shut by this fall.