Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. says rumors about R. Kelly’s Grammys being rescinded now he has a criminal conviction are just rumors at the moment. “I think it’s something that we’re going to need to take a good hard look at, have a lot of conversations about, work through and make a decision,” Mason said. “But right now, I think it’s something that is going to take a little bit more consideration before we can really dictate or decide,” he continued. “My initial feeling is we’re probably not a business that we want to be in of taking people’s awards back after they’ve been given. But we’ll take a good look at it and see.”
Only one trophy has been revoked in the 62-year history of the Grammys, according to the Recording Academy. The award Milli Vanilli was stripped in 1990 after the group admitted to lip-synching the “Girl You Know It’s True” album.