‘Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter’ Premiering On Lifetime In January, Will Examine Aftermath Of R&B Singer’s Federal & State Trials
Surviving R. Kelly is coming to an end, at least on television.
Lifetime has released the trailer for Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter, a two-part special that marks the conclusion of its illuminating docuseries.
The forthcoming episodes will shine a light on R. Kelly’s crimes as he goes through multiple federal and state trials.
According to Lifetime,
“The groundbreaking, Peabody award-winning, Emmy-nominated, documentary series Surviving R. Kelly concludes with the final installment following the former R&B superstar as he faces multiple federal and state trials. While millions have read the headlines, the final chapter connects the shocking fine print with unspeakable details never shared with the public, culminating in the verdict heard around the world.”
Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter will premiere on Jan. 2 and 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The special’s first night will follow Azriel Clary’s court testimony, in which she describes how she was told to lie during R. Kelly’s interview with Gayle King and the abuse she experienced while testifying. Clary was reportedly only 17 years old when she moved in with R. Kelly. She and Joycelyn Savage, R. Kelly’s other girlfriend, continued to speak out in his defense as allegations of sexual abuse against the singer increased with the premiere of the docuseries in 2018.
The first night will also discuss the fallout from the gun threat made during the documentary’s 2018 premiere, for which Kelly‘s former manager was found guilty.
While legal professionals and journalists offer insight into the racketeering allegations against Kelly, the Clary family will also describe the intimidation techniques used to corner them by his fans.
The second night’s episodes will focus on Jane Doe #1 and the reveal of the John Does who go on the defense as additional survivors start to surface. The survivors deliver their victim impact statements at the end of the series as they learn Kelly’s fate.
Kelly — who is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago — is currently serving 30 years in federal prison after being convicted in June of sex trafficking and racketeering. He was also convicted in September on several counts of child pornography and sex abuse charges in his hometown.
And in other news, despite being behind bars, an album was recently dropped under Kelly’s name where he seemingly addresses years of allegations against him.
The new 13-track album, titled I Admit It, was released on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming platforms on Friday (Dec.9) — but was pulled shortly after. The tracks seemingly belong to the artist, but Kelly and his label have denied being behind the project’s release.
The album featured tracks with titles including “I Found Love,” “Good Ole Days,” and “Freaky Sensation.” His last three tracks were a three-part song titled I Admit It (I Did It).
In the three-part piece, Kelly seemingly confessed to a series of allegations made against him. He said,
“I admit I f**ked with all the ladies, that’s both older and young ladies. But tell me how they call it pedophile because that sh*t is crazy.”
He sings in another verse,
“What’s the definition of a cult? What’s the definition of a sex slave?”
According to reports, Kelly’s team called the police in February claiming hundreds of his master recordings were stolen from an Illinois storage facility, which could be behind the unauthorized release of the controversial album.
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