Surviving R. Kelly premieres with a double bill on Wednesday 6 February at 20:00 and at 20:50.
It delves behind one of the biggest scandals in music to date - with women emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories ofabuse at the hands of musician R. Kelly. The show has already aired in the US this January and has met with reaction from international stars like Lady Gaga apologising for once collaborating with the singer (in 2013) to SA’s Pearl Thusi and Jimmy Nevis calling out for a boycott on him and for his music not to be downloaded or livestreamed.
Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, the 52- year old’s career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumours of abuse, predatory behaviour, and paedophilia.In 2002 he was indicted on 21 counts of child pornography but was acquitted of all charges in 2008.
Uncover the truth exclusive to Crime+Investigation, DStv channel 170.