October 23, 2018
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Lifetime’s long-awaited docu-series that follows R. Kelly‘s decades-long accusations of sexual assault, child pornography and now holding women hostage in a sex cult is finally here. The trailer opens up with a woman explaining the multi-hyphenate superstar. “There’s a difference between R. Kelly and Robert. R. Kelly is this fun, loving guy. But Robert….is the devil.”
Over the last year, the #MuteRKelly movement has gained traction, prompting Spotify to remove the singer’s music from their playlists (they’ve since readded him) and even causing nationally syndicated host Tom Joyner to ban the 51-year-old’s music from his popular radio show. Since then more claims of sexual abuse surfaced, including Faith Rodgers’ allegations of Kelly giving her an STD.
Shortly after Kelly released I Admit a 19-minute song coming clean of his demons. But it’s this docuseries that will leave you shocked and maybe even disappointed if you’re a fan. Singer Sparkle, Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly and a host of others appear in the Surviving R. Kelly trailer and….it’s heartbreaking.
TELL US: Does this make you change your mind about R. Kelly?