Surviving R. Kelly Airs Tonight on Lifetime (TRAILER)

Surviving R. Kelly Airs Tonight on Lifetime (TRAILER)

By Jamie Lamor Thompson

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Tonight is the premiere of the Lifetime docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly. 

The documentary will dig deep into the allegations of multiple females who accused the singer of sexually, physically, and mentally abusing them. The docuseries is set to trace R. Kelly’s past from 1970 until the present. According to Rolling Stone, it will feature 50 interviews, with commentary from notable like Tarana Burke, Wendy Williams, and John Legend. Also set to talk to the cameras are Kelly’s brothers Carey and Bruce, his ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, and his ex-wife Andrea.”

Last month, during the New York screening, multiple gun threats were received, leading the event to be evacuated before cancelled completely. In attendance were a few accusers, the founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, and Kelly’s ex-wife. Andrea Kelly felt R. Kelly himself may have had something to do with the threats.

The six-hour series is set to be broken down in three parts starting tonight, Thursday, January 3 at 9 p.m. Continuing, Friday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT; and Saturday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Written by Clarke Jones