The pied piper of  R & B  was about to quit the music business in 1998. Despite being a mega star with sales of more then 38 million albums in the  U.S. and 54 million abroad,making him the most successful R&B musician of the  1990s, R.Kelly says he was so depressed in 1998 after listening to people around him,he almost gave up music altogether. " I was dealing with serious management problems...I was at that position in that part of my career where I was being threatened to be left by my team" . "I was told if I didn't do what I was told  to do that i would never sing again...or that I would be blackballed from the music industry,I was actually believing some of that stuff " What changed his mind? " I really got inspired by the film  The Hurricane starring Denzel Washington. I went into the studio and started working on new music for TP-2.com and later the Chocolate Factory,I just said ,You know what? I'm not going nowhere no matter who I'm with. Whatever this gift is it lives within me. "  Aren't we all glad  he didn't quit the business .

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