Kelly's Manager Accused of Threatening Parents of 'Surviving R. Kelly'
08 January, 2019, 23:56 | Author: Jared Lewis
However, this appears to be just one example of R. Kelly's team going into damage control, with The Blast reporting that the artist's manager allegedly threatened the parents of one victim involved in the documentary.
Past year several women came forward claiming Kelly had been running what they alleges amounts to a sex cult, and in May a woman filed a lawsuit against him claiming that he had treated her like a sex slave. "We've invested so much of ourselves into this man that it's hard for us to let go". "But black women are, you know, exponentially a higher oppressed and violated group of people, like just in comparison to the whole world".
Celebrities who feature in the documentary include John Legend, talk-show host Wendy Williams and singer Sparkle.
Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, has faced criticism for collaborating with Kelly on the 2015 song "Somewhere in Paradise" and performing with him at the Lollapalooza festival in 2014.
In 2008, a Cook County jury acquitted Kelly on 14 counts of child pornography despite the existence of a video that purportedly showed the singer and what appeared to be an underage black girl engaging in a sex act. "More people are downloading R. Kelly'smusic now because of the curiosity that this publicity has generated", he says.
The series also included interviews with Kelly's ex-wife Andrea Kelly and ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, as well as brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly. A comment he made about not believing Black women when it came to the sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly has gone viral, and he's getting slandered.
The documentary has given a boost to the #MuteRKelly hashtag, which is part of an ongoing social media campaign for listeners to boycott Kelly's music. She also says that the song about an abused and heartbroken woman is troubling in retrospect, given that R. Kelly wrote them.
Before I go any further, I'd like to give full disclosure: I did think R. Kelly's music - hip hop twirled with R&B in a gritty way - was cool when I was a juvenile.
R. Kelly released a single on New Year's Day over Soundcloud.
"Surviving R. Kelly" premiered Thursday despite threats of legal action from Kelly's lawyer Brian Nix.
It is right after this that McGee went on to make the big request that Kelly undergo a polygraph on TV, where the results can be seen live and no amusing business can go down. In an emergency, call 000.
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