Lifetime is airing a documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” beginning on Thursday, January 3. It features interviews with African-American women who have accused the 51-year-old R&B singer R. Kelly of sexual, mental and physical abuse, including his ex-wife Andrea Kelly (1996-2009). The one and only musician who agreed to be interviewed is John Legend, who in April joined the #muterkelly movement on social media (see below). Talk-show host and former DJ Wendy Williams, and R. Kelly’s brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly are also interviewed. TMZ reports that R. Kelly’s lawyer has threatened to sue Lifetime over the documentary.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 30, 2018
Meanwhile, R. Kelly continues to make music. On January 1, R. Kelly announced to his 1 million fans on Twitter that he’s dropped a new song “Born To My Music.” Two weeks prior to the release of “Born To My Music,” R. Kelly had to warn his fans about a fake tour featuring him in Australia. See below.
“Surviving R. Kelly” will air on Lifetime beginning Thursday, January 3 at 9pm ET/PT. Two additional hours will premiere on Friday, January 4, at 9pm ET/PT and the final installment of the six-part documentary series will debut on Saturday, January 5, at 9pm ET/PT.
🚨FAKE TOUR ALERT🚨 While I love all my amazing Fans in the Australia region I am NOT involved in this tour nor do I have knowledge of it, it’s promoters, etc. I will NOT be in Australia during these dates….. (continues)… pic.twitter.com/vgreWCFxTD
— R. Kelly (@rkelly) December 14, 2018