(The name of her debut album, which producer Kelly apparently chose, was Age Ain't Nothing But a Number.) Despite numerous harshest revelations in Surviving R. Kelly, fans can hardly say they weren't warned.
Kelly's music was also recently removed from playlists as part of a new public hate content and hateful conduct policy as fresh allegations claimed that the 51-year-old "knowingly and intentionally infected" a 19-year-old woman with an STD.
"I asked Jay-Z, I asked Mary J. Blige, I asked Lil Kim, Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle..." Legend followed up his appearance with a series of tweets condemning Kelly and affirming his support for the victims.
Legend, 40, posted on Twitter: "To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all. That makes John Legend even more of a hero for me".
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"I'm just walking around going, "Hey everybody, hey" and then I'm just like, "What's going?" These survivors deserved to be lifted up and heard.
'I don't think he understands girls that are young how impressionable we are and how traumatic these experiences are'.
Smith added, "I went out and met two girls, brought them up, kicked it with them".
As powerful as Thursday night's show was, there were still more episodes that executive producer dream hampton said were "not easy to watch" but needed to be seen to fully appreciate the docuseries.
In light of a new Lifetime documentary titled Surviving R. Kelly, many women have come forward with stories of manipulation, sex cults and physical abuse at the hands of the famous R&B artist. In addition, Demetrius Smith, Kelly's former tour manager, spoke to the Domenick Nati Show about his time with the star in the early 1990s.
"Sex with him felt not natural", Martinez said, who lost her virginity to Kelly. Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly's genre defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior, and pedophilia.
According to the website's report, Kelly claims he has audio recordings of two of the women featured in the documentary to back up his claims that they made false statements in their interviews for the special and that Lifetime allegedly knew it.