Black Twitter Lets R. Kelly Have It After 'Surviving R. Kelly'


Most of all, they will hear accounts from those described by Lifetime as survivors and people from R. Kelly's inner circle who "are now finally ready to share their full story and shed light on the secret life the public has never seen".

Bruce Kelly, the singer's blue-eyed, imprisoned brother who seemed to leave no child predatory rock unturned - even if it was to R. Kelly's apparent detriment - was one of the lone voices of support for R. Kelly, which was basically an all-out defense of being sexually attracted to young girls.

"I mean, most people just don't want to touch it", she said. These are women who didn't know each other, 20 years apart, and they'd be talking about being made to sign false confessions and he'd say, 'This is my insurance that you don't hurt me the way these other women have hurt me.' So I knew we were dealing with someone that we may not want to dismiss.

At the trial, which took place in 2008, Sparkle testified under oath that the video, filmed in 2000, showed Kelly and her niece.

The "All Of Me" singer has been praised for his participation, with Hampton calling him a "hero", a title which he rejects.

Keep reading to find out the top five takeaways we learned watching the "Surviving R. Kelly".

Aaliyah later passed away when she was just 22 years old, after a plane she was in crashed after leaving the Bahamas (via People).

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"We should all thank my friend @dreamhampton for her very necessary work to create #SurvivingRKelly", he tweeted.

Artist R. Kelly, the self-proclaimed King of R&B, is facing some major allegations in a new Lifetime documentary and in a disturbing People magazine interview - specifically about his relationship with the late singer Aaliyah.

Smith goes on to claim, "I was in the room when they got married".

"To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all", he wrote.

'I don't think he understands girls that are young how impressionable we are and how traumatic these experiences are'. "I believe these women and don't give a f-k about protecting a serial child rapist".

John Legend is the rare exception, stepping up whereas others like Jay Z and Lady Gaga declined to participate.

"I was like, "Look, you can't tell me what I can and can't do, I'm not that girl, I'm not that chick, you can't stifle me". TMZ reported Thursday that Kelly has threatened to sue Lifetime if it went forward with airing the series, but in a statement to EW the network said, "Lifetime has always been a brand that champions women's stories". The series focuses on the allegations that Kelly essentially operated a sex cult and enslaved women to serve him.