Watch: Trailer For ‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II’, Release Date Set For Jan 2
When the earlier released documentary aired, it made headlines earlier this year. The documentary revealed the singer’s alleged abuse of younger women. Also, several of the victims spoke up.
While he awaits his trial in three different states, a sequel to the documentary has been announced, premiering on Lifetime on January 2 at 9pm.
Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning takes a look at the events that transpired since the shocking facts revealed in the first one, how the families of the victims have reacted, the fall of his empire, his label RCA dropping him and more.
Also, it includes commentary from journalist Jim DeRogatis (responsible for breaking the story on his original child pornography case in 2000), industry execs Damon Dash and Mathew Knowles, #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, radio personality Angela Yee, and State’s Attorney for Cook County Kimberly M. Foxx and others.
About R. Kelly
Robert Sylvester Kelly is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former semi-professional basketball player.
He is credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning the nicknames “King of R&B” and “King of Pop-Soul”.
A native of Chicago, Kelly began street performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play.