'Surviving R Kelly' Reactions: 5 Takeaways From Lifetime Docuseries

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I'm gonna get that.' I walked up behind him.

The team behind Surviving R. Kelly held dozens of interviews filmed with members of the singer's inner circle.

The Lifetime Channel showed the first of the docuseries' three installments, and the bombshell exposé did not disappoint the throngs of people who have developed a hatred for the singer's alleged child sexual abuse. John Legend and Sparkles are a few of the musicians to be extensively interviewed for the series. "I just didn't know that there was a point in time where they were talking about killing me", she said.

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How many kids does R Kelly have? My mom would call the studio, and the runners would let Robert know that I had a phone call and then he would let them transfer the call to me.

The premiere of Lifetime's much-talked-about docuseries Surviving R. Kelly drew 1.9 million total viewers Thursday night, marking Lifetime's best performance in more than two years in all key demos, and amid a flurry of attention on social media.

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Kelly's former backup singer Jovante Cunningham said that she and Kelly's entourage "taught [Aaliyah] her street thang, gave her her vibe, taught her how to be an artist, in the sense of having a stage presence". Remember what I'm about to say next.

It's been widely reported that Aaliyah and Kelly Wednesday in a secret ceremony in 1994, but the pair never commented on the nature of their relationship. Smith stated that he never saw the two entertainers engaged in a sexual act, despite the fact there is a 1994 marriage license showing 27-year-old Kelly and 15-year-old Haughton were Wednesday at one point. "Whoever this woman is [who is making the allegations], I have never seen her before anywhere on planet earth, until now", Haughton's statement read. Nix claims the doc is "packed with lies" and has threatened to file a federal lawsuit if the network doesn't recant. Given the rest of R. Kelly's history, the verdict seems like a miscarriage of justice.

Former music critic Jim DeRogatis, who has been pivotal in bringing awareness to the allegations against Kelly, wrote the Chicago Sun-Times report: "R. Kelly Accused of Sex with Teenage Girls".

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