"The first time I witnessed a sexual act in the studio was during the recording of (Kelly's song) "Slow Dance (Remix).' He had one of my teenage friends in the booth with him, bent over. Time's up for R. Kelly".
While many in the hip-hop and R&B community were reluctant to appear on camera for the six-part docuseries, John Legend did participate.
The episode included an interview with Chance the Rapper, where he said that he regretted ever collaborating with R. Kelly, as Rolling Stone points out. We asked Erykah Badu. From penning "You Are Not Alone" for Michael Jackson to duets with Celine Dion, Usher and more, his imprint on popular music is undeniable. "We have evidence of him raping underage girls, which is what sex with underage girls always is", Hampton said, referencing the many testimonies featured in docuseries. R. Kelly isn't someone like Bill Cosby, who incurred national attention about sex crimes after a joke about the semi-obscure charges against him went viral. "There are hundreds, probably thousands of tapes made of them [by Kelly] without their permission", Hampton continued.
"It's because it's so messy and muddy. It's that turning away that has allowed this to go on".
R. Kelly has continuously denied all accusations and has reportedly threatened legal action against Lifetime in response to the series.
"John Legend was the only one", she told the website.
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"To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all".
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In 1994, a 27-year-old R. Kelly married 15-year-old singer Aaliyah in a secret ceremony.
Haughton doesn't want "these lies and fabrications" to taint her daughter's legacy. I think it affects you tremendously when that happens at an early age.
In July 2017, BuzzFeed reported that Kelly at captured and imprisoned women at his Chicago and Georgia properties.
A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I wanted so much to talk to her. 'Cause she looked at me, she gave me a look like she wanted me to talk to her.
While the show itself quickly emerged as the top-trending topic on Twitter, it was followed immediately by late R&B singer "Aaliyah", Kelly's first name "Robert", his ex-wife "Andrea", and former protege "Sparkle".