Published: Fri, January 04, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Disturbing details about R. Kelly and Aaliyah come to light

Disturbing details about R. Kelly and Aaliyah come to light

On Thursday night, Lifetime debuted the first two episodes of Surviving R. Kelly, a docu-series that gives R. Kelly's alleged victims a chance to speak out about their experiences with the singer. A new BBC documentary titled R. Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes featured Kelly's former manager Rocky Bivens, who claimed he was at the 1994 wedding between the singer, then 27, and late R&B star Aaliyah, who was 15 years old at the time.

Bruce Kelly, the singer's blue-eyed, imprisoned brother who seemed to leave no child predatory rock unturned - even if it was to R. Kelly's apparent detriment - was one of the lone voices of support for R. Kelly, which was basically an all-out defense of being sexually attracted to young girls.

⚠️URGENT MESSAGE ⚠️ Hi Team Aaliyah, it has come to our attention that Aaliyah's mother Diane Haughton has reached out to a fan as a call to action for the Special Ones (As she so lovingly calls us) with this direct quote in response to the Lifetime Surviving RKelly Documentary. "I admire them so much and have all the respect in the world for them".

The show's producer Dream Hampton said it was "incredibly difficult" to get celebrities who had collaborated with Kelly to come forward. "(They're) people who have been critical of him", she told the Detroit Free Press.

"R. Kelly has brought so much pain to so many people", John says in an interview. I mean, most people just don't want to touch it.

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Questlove addressed Hampton's comments on Twitter on Thursday, explaining his reasoning for not wanting to appear in the docuseries.

Containing more than 50 interviews and covering a time span from 1970 to today, the cable-TV documentary is among the most comprehensive looks ever at the scandal surrounding the man once nicknamed the king of R&B.

Cunningham was asked to get into detail about what she saw, and she made it clear that they were engaging in sexual activities. I was asked to talk about his genius. When you ask the average American about presidential history, they know the most about JFK - not because they've read a dozen books about JFK, but because there are 7-12 movies about him. "I can't stress to you how people are still suffering behind things that went on 20 years ago". I said, 'You little freak.

According to TMZ, Kelly's legal reps reportedly threatened to issue a federal lawsuit against the network if they did not pull the series on the day of its premiere. According to the letter published by TMZ, Nix claims that numerous allegations made in the documentary are false, and further alleges that Lifetime knowingly included false accounts. "The documentary will air as scheduled".

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