Everything We Learned From The Explosive New Documentary, 'Surviving R. Kelly'

Everything We Learned From The Explosive New Documentary, 'Surviving R. Kelly'

"Too many of us still do". "We've invested so much of ourselves into this man that it's hard for us to let go".

The No Problem hitmaker went on to admit he'd "made a mistake" and that he was happy people were now listening to black women making allegations of abuse.

In May past year the streaming giant introduced their Hateful Conduct Policy where Spotify would remove the music of artists who music supposedly "advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual".

Despite his child pornography trial taking place in 2002, hundreds of high profile celebrities have collaborated with him since, and are potentially only appearing regretful now because it is damaging to their brand.

Those girls, now women, are the focus of Surviving R. Kelly, an extremely effective piece of entertainment journalism-though it may be more accurate to think of it as an extremely effective piece of activist entertainment journalism. "If you are a black girl, nobody's really going to listen to you".

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Kelly's former home is featured in the six-part Lifetime docuseries highlighting his alleged sexual misconduct with young girls. At the time, Kelly's publicist denied previous allegations, saying they were "made up by individuals known to be dishonest". Referring to his 2015 collaboration with Kelly on the singer's song "Somewhere In Paradise", and bringing him out as a surprise guest during his 2014 Lollapalooza set, Chance explained, "Maybe I didn't care because I didn't value the accusers' stories because they were black women".

The vocal inflection in the clip also reflects Chance saying what he said in a more theoretical manner, not that he actually just doesn't believe Black women.

"I would like to know what kind of relationship [TMZ] has with R. Kelly & his mgmt team". I need some help in understanding. I also believe that because many aided in covering everything up, and his hard-core fans standing behind him, some survivors may have felt that no one would believe them. Those are black women activists.

Some critics seized on Chance's remarks about black women, which were quoted by Rolling Stone earlier on Saturday as they appeared in the documentary. "[I] knew her, you know, very not well, but I knew her and I didn't want to spend, out of the two hours, we spent about 11 to 12 minutes on Aaliyah's story".

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