R. Kelly's accusers and inner circle revisit shocking allegations in new docuseries

Former Backing Singer Claims R. Kelly Had Sex With A 15-Year-Old Aaliyah

R. Kelly's accusers and inner circle revisit shocking allegations in new docuseries

Among those interviewed are musicians Stephanie "Sparkle" Edwards - who compared R. Kelly to Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein - and John Legend.

The first two parts of the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series aired on Thursday night on Lifetime (watch them here) which put focus on the controversial singer's abusive behavior spanning nearly two decades. But in a 2016 interview with GQ, Kelly revealed he had been raped when he was a child and that he believed people who rape children were themselves raped as children - what he told the magazine he believed was "a generational curse".

Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" hit the small screen on Thursday night (Jan. 3) and executive producer Dream Hampton talked about how hard it's been to secure big-name artists for interviews.

Surviving R. Kelly is set to explore numerous allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct by the singer and shed light on the women who made claims against the singer over the span of his lengthy musical career. When you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you can pull at night if you don't want anybody to see you sleeping'.

Hampton said, "That makes John Legend even more of a hero for me".

"Also I'm happy to support the work of people like my friends at @ALongWalkHome who have been speaking out on behalf of the survivors for a long time", Legend added.

Smith has previously spoken out about the alleged wedding but in the documentary he said, as reported by USA Today, "I'm not proud of that [day]".

We've all heard the rumors about the criminally predatory lifestyle that singer R. Kelly has been associated with for decades. I had papers forged for them when Aaliyah was underaged. "Robert was having sex with Aaliyah". A former tour manager of the Pied Pedo of R&Pee claims that R-Uh offered his body to him and said that was just one part of what he witnessed. His history is as known to much of his audience as some of his greatest hits-it's just been intermittently disregarded over the years. Kelly was later found not guilty on 21 counts of child pornography in 2008. We can't let "LIEtime" get away with this defamation of character on Aaliyah, her family, her estate, her foundation. "Whoever this woman is, I have never seen her before anywhere on planet earth, until now". "Once again, this will not be tolerated".

She then says: 'I just didn't know there was a point in time they were talking about killing me'.

R. Kelly's lawyers previously threatened to sue Lifetime if it aired "Surviving R. Kelly", which was scheduled to continues being shown Friday and Saturday nights.

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