On Monday, the official trailer for the upcoming Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” was released. The six-hour docuseries highlights the multiple women who have accused the R&B singer of sexual, mental and physical abuse.
According to Rolling Stone, the docu-series will touch on R. Kelly’s “controversial past from 1970 to the present day.” The series includes over 50 interviews, including the singer’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones and brothers Carey and Bruce. It also includes spots from John Legend, R&B artist Sparkle, Wendy Williams, and civil rights activist Tarana Burke.
The docuseries will air in three installments starting on Thursday, January 3rd at 9pm and will continue on January 4th and 5th at the same time.
Lifetime announced the project back in May, Dream Hampton, the projects executive producer said in a statement, “Some very brave black women have trusted us with their stories, their truth, and their trauma. They are survivors, and I’m honored to share their stories with the world.”
At the beginning of the preview clip, a woman narrates, “There’s a difference between R. Kelly and Robert. R. Kelly’s this fun, laughing, loving guy, but Robert…is the devil.”
R. Kelly has denied the accusations against him multiple times.
The #MuteRKelly movement started to gain momentum back in May and celebrities such as John Legend, Janelle Monae, Ava DuVernay, Viola Davis, and Shonda Rhimes tweeted their support for the movement.
Check out the trailer below:
Roommates, will you be tuned in?