Lifetime’s highly anticipated docu-series, “Surviving R. Kelly,” premiere on Thursday night and it was explosive.
Just when you thought you knew the scoop on the R&B singer’s history of [alleged] egregious behavior more mind-blowing details were revealed and it had social media buzzing!
Read 28 totally relatable social media reactions to “Surviving R. Kelly” below.
To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all. I believe these women and don't give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 4, 2019
— janet snakehole (@themeowsterz) January 4, 2019
— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) January 4, 2019
R. Kelly: I’ll sue if you air this
— リッター (@Miss_Ritta) January 4, 2019
"R. Kelly wrote You Are Not Alone about his underage rape victim having a miscarriage"
— ⎊ 🇹🇹 (@infamous_jal) January 4, 2019
— Stephanie Michelle (@shyman8271) January 4, 2019
— Rebecca JeanBaptiste (@_RebeccaJB_) January 4, 2019
— Sasha Reygn (@Sasha_Reygn) January 4, 2019
The whole Aaliyah situation should’ve let everybody know the type of sicko R Kelly was. Him producing this album for her. Him posted on the cover. Then marrying her at like 15-16. He’s honestly been a creep. And it’s sad how swept under the rug it’s been for him #SurvivingRKelly pic.twitter.com/nUkXlKyx1Q
— OCԵ 25th 🎃 (@_yogirlt) January 4, 2019
— K.💛 (@iamm_lia) January 4, 2019
— necia 💘 (@_janeciaa) January 4, 2019
— BAM (@BlkArtMatters) January 4, 2019
It should go without saying that Black girls should matter more than good music & a musical gift; that a minor should not be maligned as a manipulator of a man. Let’s teach boys that girls’ bodies are not theirs to molest & misuse. Not theirs to do anything with. #SurvivingRKelly
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 4, 2019
Bill Cosby in jail because his victims were white. R Kelly at home watching #SurvivingRKelly because his victims were 12-14 year old black girls but we not gone talk about that huh? pic.twitter.com/z2bpeMfKGB
— 🥀 m y a 🍃 (@aymmiJ) January 4, 2019
OKAY. I’m going to my Apple playlist to delete that nasty song “You Are Not Alone”. He really just ruined a great song with his rapist self and I hope they lock his trifling behind up real soon 😒 #SurvivingRKelly pic.twitter.com/dA0svfHNPr
— Truly Opininated 👑📣 (@Forever_Jones21) January 4, 2019
What bothered me the most about this part of the documentary, is the fact that ALL these men they interviewing said something like "I knew something wasn't right about that" or "I felt uncomfortable when…" 🗣 BUT NONE OF Y'ALL SAID ANYTHING #SurvivingRKelly
— Kleo Patrah (@badasskleo) January 4, 2019
— Mamba Out ✌🏾✌🏾 (@LakerChick_Kee) January 4, 2019
Him, his brother calling it a preference, his crew who helped forge documents, the judge who found him not guilty, the apologists saying separate the music from the personal life….how do y'all sleep at night? #SurvivingRKelly pic.twitter.com/oQedziaqEq
— Childish Bimbino (@thatapricotboi) January 4, 2019
— MikeEZ (@MikeEZproducer) January 4, 2019
— April Showers (@Joyful44) January 4, 2019
— R A V E N 🌼 (@Lady_Love001) January 4, 2019
— young rob 💸 (@The508God) January 4, 2019
"I forged some paperwork for Aaliyah to marry Robert"
"If Robert pointed out a girl he wanted, I'd go get her for him"
"I remember walking in on Robert rubbing on this girl who looked young. She was clearly a baby in my eyes but I didn't ask for ID."
— Everything ® (@everythin_not) January 4, 2019
— N2 🦕 . (@jstnneka) January 4, 2019
Please call 1-800-656-4673 if this documentary is bringing back very traumatic memories. It’s a sexual assault hotline that will direct you to your nearest sexual assault service provider. #SurvivingRKelly
— Shylla T (@ShyllaT) January 4, 2019
Did you watch “Surviving R. Kelly?” What are your thoughts?