We are deeply horrified by the stories of abuse surrounding R. Kelly.— Phoenix (@wearephoenix) January 10, 2019
We regret that we were not both more informed and more discerning when we worked with him previously. We fully support all victims of sexual abuse, and it's our hope that there will be a path to justice.
The French pop group (not the city) apologizes for performing with R. Kelly and working with him back in 2013 five years after Kelly was acquitted on child pornography charges. Kelly was on a remix of the band's single "Trying to Be Cool" and the group performed with Kelly at Coachella.