Watch the Full Docu-Series for “Surviving R. Kelly” Below…
Surviving R. Kelly, the docu series which premiered Thursday on Lifetime as part of a three-night, six-hour event, has been making headlines for the exposing claims about the controversial singer.
In part 1 of the episode, former backup singer Jovante Cunningham claimed that R. Kelly had sex with an underage girl while others watched. While a lot of other musicians and women declined to be involved in the series, Jovante is one of the few women who was interviewed. She worked with the platinum selling and GRAMMY award winning singer while she was underage but claims she was not personally abused.
“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. We were all right there. I will not say with whom, but I knew she was underage,” she narrated a harrowing story on camera.
Andrea Lee was one of Kelly’s backup dancers before she married the singer in 1996. She was 22 at the time. She recounted stories of her husband’s abusive behavior in Surviving R. Kelly and also shared the story of their wedding day, a surprise ceremony the singer threw for Lee. “My wedding was a surprise wedding. I did not know I was getting married,” she said. “We went to Colorado and I remember going into a hotel room and there was a violinist, there was a cello player, he had the cake, he had the food, he had everything. He went over the top.”
Watch part one and two of Surviving R. Kelly below (thanks MWP) and lookout for updates to this article when other two parts become available. Earlier this week, he released a new song called ‘Born To My Music‘ and announced that he’s working on a new album.