Things continue to grow from bad to worse for embattled R&B singer R. Kelly.
This January saw his world torpedoed when Lifetime aired gripping documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’, which saw several accusers step forward and share their stories of alleged sexual, psychological, and physical abuse at the hands of the self-appointed Pied Piper. It also featured former workers for the musician speak up and out about the problematic practices they allegedly observed while in his presence – which included his controversial relationship with teen singer Aaliyah.
The aftermath brought with it a series of charges levelled against Kelly and jail time (due to an ability to make bail.
Now, with it looking incredibly likely that he’ll face serious time behind bars, Lifetime have officially announced ‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning’.
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Following the format of the original, the documentary sequel will across three nights beginning January 2nd.
Dream Hampton returns as co-producer of the production, which’ll further delve into the behind the scenes reality of R. Kelly. Aiming for balance, it’ll spotlight new survivors, supporters, psychologists and cultural and legal experts.
Lifetime assert that ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ aligns with its commitment to provide a platform to give women a voice where they have previously been unheard to bring awareness to the alleged abuses and harassment of women.
‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning’ premieres Jan 2nd at 9pm ET on Lifetime, continuing through Jan 3rd and 4th in the same time slot.