‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docuseries Debut Leaves the Internet Disgusted
Despite R. Kelly's threat of a federal lawsuit, Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, a six-part TV documentary that explores the singer's alleged history of sexual encounters with underage women, made its debut last night (Jan. 3). By the end of the second episode of the new series, people from all over the internet voiced their disgust.
"This shit is CRAZY and DISGUSTING and DISGRACEFUL and ALLLLL these adults/managers/bodyguards/backup dancers/ even the F*ING bus driver knew and didn't say shit .....NOBODY #SurvivingRKelly," exclaimed one Twitter user.
Other Twitter users focused on the idea that, even though Kelly has been the subject of sexual abuse allegations for more than 20 years, people seemed to turn a blind eye.
"We all noticed, no one cared because we were Black girls," one Twitter user said. "The bottom line #SurvivingRKelly."
The first two episodes of the six-part series that find R. Kelly's alleged victims and family members talking about his disturbing sexual behavior over the last 30 years.
In episode one, Kelly's brothers open up about the "I Admit" singer being molested by an older female family member before he reached puberty. After speaking about the launch of his music career, people in Kelly's inner circle speak on the singer's alleged predatory habits
In the second episode, we hear more about the allegedly controlling relationships he had with his ex-wife Andrea Kelly and another young singer named Lizette, who he allegedly got pregnant. After Lizette had a miscarriage, Kelly reportedly wrote a song about the situation, which supposedly ended up becoming Micheal Jackson's "You Are Not Alone." The second episode also touches on Kelly's relationship with R&B singer Sparkle's niece, whom met Kelly at age 12, and the infamous pee tape.
Later on, back-up singer Jovante Cunningham talks about catching Kelly having sex with a then-15-year-old Aaliyah on a tour bus, which her mother Diane Haughton says isn't true. Then, Kelly's former tour manager and personal assistant Demetrius Smith spoke about witnessing the Chicago singer's impromptu wedding to Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time but was listed as 18 due to forged paperwork. By the end of the episode, the Internet was already outraged.
See what the web had to say about the first night of Surviving R. Kelly for yourself below.
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