R. Kelly is probably one of the most popular R&B singers of all time. His single “I Believe I Can Fly” is one of the most popular songs of the 90’s and early 00’s. For as long as anyone can remember, he’s always had a reputation of being not only a great artist, but also a great person. Although there was always rumors of sexual misconducts, no one really paid attention to them. It’s hard to believe that such a great artist would ever do something like that. However, in light of the #MeToo movement, more and more women have come forward and it’s becoming harder to ignore those accusations.
Surviving R. Kelly: The Documentary That Says It All
Lifetime Network just recently released a 6-part documentary titled: Surviving R. Kelly. The documentary takes a more detailed look into the allegations against R. Kelly that have come more into light recently with the #MeToo movement. Testimonies of women who have accused the R&B singer of abuse along with commentary with his critics and the founders of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke and John Legend, will be included in the one hour long episodes. The documentary also includes features of women who are related to him as well as his associates. His child pornography trial of 2008 is also the center of one of the episodes along with more recent accusations.
Still Claiming His Innocence
Since its release, the documentary has been making noise all over social media. While some are feeling gratitude towards the documentary, others are still declaring his innocence. His fans are still on his side believing that he is truly innocent. However, many people are saying that he has been escaping the accusations for far too long and it’s past time that he started paying for the consequences of his actions.
R. Kelly is still claiming his innocence amid the accusations and release of the documentary. His label RCA along with Sony Music are also refusing to comment. Same goes for the singer’s management. The only comment that his team has previously made is that they would “vigorously resist this attempted public lynching of a black man who has made extraordinary contributions to our culture”.
Although all his previous accusations have always been settled, with the release of the documentary, we’re not sure how long he will be able to hide from the consequences of his actions. At the moment, R. Kelly is not facing any criminal charges. But will it continue to stay that way? Who knows.