The six-part series featured interviews with several women who claim they were subjects of abuse and predatory behavior from the R&B singer, while other interviewees claimed to have witnessed inappropriate behavior between him and his then-underaged protege, the late Aaliyah. We were told by Kelly's producer Craig Williams that "everyone knew" of the singer's penchant for propositioning underage girls in high schools. "I also hope news outlets will think twice about helping shape the negative narrative about Black women, and that's where diversity in newsrooms comes into play", said Chaney. Terry Richardson, a photographer and video director who has been accused of sexual misconduct, directed the video.
However, the singer has denied any allegations of sexual and physical abuse made against him.
Chance said on Twitter the quote was taken out of context.
His honesty may be important in continuing this important talk, but the words have understandably hurt millions of women of the black community, who face oppression daily in America.
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The discussion surrounding this issue has sparked heated debates but most importantly has raised awareness of the mistreatment of Black women. "Maybe I didn't care because I didn't value the accusers' stories because they were black women".
Others also admitted to looking away for too long. The growing chorus of men speaking in solidarity is slowly growing, but even more crucial to progress is the need for us as men to start holding ourselves accountable for the biases we personally hold. I AM No longer afraid. I whole heartedly apologise for not coming to this realization sooner. I'm a music journalist. "My 3 black daughters won't let me".
Heralded as the "King of R&B" (Sorry Jacquees), R. Kelly been getting torched across social media after Lifetime's documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly, premiered last Thursday and with new episodes on Friday and Saturday. When applauded online, Legend Tweeted that it was an "easy decision", as he doesn't "give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist".
Chris Hopper, the public information officer for the Fulton County DA, said he had "no comment" after being asked if there was an open investigation of Kelly in Georgia.