American singer, R’Kelly’s previous cases of sexual abuse and pedophilia have been reignited in new Docuseries, ‘Surviving R’Kelly’.
The docuseries, a 6-part documentary has been greeted with outrage from a section of the public.
The documentary contains information revisiting allegations of sexual abuse, pedophilia and predatory behaviour against the musician.
In the Docuseries, interviews were held with accusers, witnesses and those who had close relationships with the musician.
Kelly’s attorney says the documentary is filled with false accusations, which are made for the purpose of personal gains from his client.
The ”I Believe I Can Fly” crooner has denied allegations made in the documentary.
Top music stars have reacted to the documentary, with some of them featuring in it.
“I whole heartedly apologize for not coming to this realization sooner. I (CANNOT) separate the music from the monster! My 3 black daughters won’t let me,” he said.
John Legend, who made an appearance in the series, with other celebrities like founder of #MeToo, Tarana Burke, talk-show host, Wendy Williams and Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly all expressed their displeasure with Kelly’s actions.
“To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all,” he wrote on Twitter. “I believe these women and don’t give a f*** about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision,” John Legend said.
“There is NO excuse,” singer Ne-Yo posted on Instagram. ” Music is important. It really is. But it’s not more important than protecting our children, protecting our little girls. PERIOD.”
“R Kelly’s music sales and his streams have spiked substantially since the release of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ docuseries, and I’m having a really difficult time understanding why,” Jada Pinkett Smith asked.
“I really don’t want to believe it’s because black girls don’t matter enough. Or is that the reason?” She asked.
Details of R’Kelly’s pedophilia case of 2002 was revealed in the docuseries. The documentary has generated widespread reviews.