The finale of Lifetime’s six-part documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, aired on Saturday (January 5). For three nights, it explored disturbing particulars of R. Kelly’s sordid previous and sparked outrage throughout social media.
Prior to Friday’s (January four) premiere, Kelly’s lawyer Brian Nix reportedly threatened to sue the tv community if the present aired. Now that it has, sources near Kelly say the R&B legend is on the point of “sue all people who had something do with this,” in response to TMZ.
Despite not watching any of it, Kelly is allegedly “disgusted” by the sequence and believes those that participated in it have a “vendetta” towards him.
Kelly additionally claims he didn’t know half the individuals who had been interviewed for the present and insists the opposite half hates him for private causes. He says there have been numerous individuals who needed to defend him, however the producers wouldn’t permit it.
Topics mentioned within the docu-series included Kelly’s alleged inappropriate sexual relationship with Aaliyah. Former backup singer Jovante Cunningham stated she caught the couple having intercourse on a tour bus whereas on tour. Aaliyah’s mom, Diane Haughton, denies something like that ever occurred.
Kelly and the late singer had been married August 1994. Shortly after the lodge room ceremony, Aaliyah’s mother and father had the wedding annulled. Although the Cook County Clerk Office couldn’t present a digital copy of the wedding certificates, Deputy Communications Director James Scalzitti offered the small print to RealStreetRadio.
“Our workplace coverage is that we can’t share photographs of marriage certificates till 50 years from the date of the wedding have handed,” Scalzitti wrote in an e-mail. “However, we are able to affirm the knowledge.
“According to the wedding document, nevertheless: Robert S Kelly of Chicago DOB 1/eight/1967 and Aaliyah D Haughton of Chicago DOB 1/16/1976 bought their marriage license on eight/30/1994 and had been married on eight/31/1994 in Rosemont, IL. Officiant was Elder Nathan J Edmond.”