Surviving R. Kelly: New Doc Says Time’s Up for Singer Accused of Abusing Black Girls for Decades

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  • Published on Jan 7, 2019
  • democracynow.org - We look at the shocking Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” which chronicles two decades of allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against the celebrated R&B singer and producer. R. Kelly has been accused of abuse, predatory behavior and pedophilia throughout his career but has avoided criminal conviction despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses. We speak with Angelo Clary, whose daughter Azriel Clary met R. Kelly at the age of 17 and moved in with him with hopes of advancing her music career. He hasn’t seen her in almost four years. We also speak with Oronike Odeleye, co-founder of #MuteRKelly-a campaign to end R. Kelly’s music career-and an Atlanta-based arts administrator.
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  • Tom Sawyer
    Tom Sawyer 7 hours ago

    Epstein had an island full of young white girls. I believe RKelly manipulated everyone around him. The love of money is a terrible thing.

  • Tom Sawyer
    Tom Sawyer 8 hours ago

    Boycott his music.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 8 days ago

    Bullshit i dont believe anything thing the news says thats why its called television they are telling you what to vision free bill cosby and kells

  • esaintlaure
    esaintlaure 11 days ago

    if you children are agreeing to hang out with older men like this and even having one inkcling, there are issues at home. parents need to go through therapy.

  • esaintlaure
    esaintlaure 11 days ago

    if you arent healthy enough yourself, please dont have a kids. do us a favor. never use kids as your scapegoat. you will cause harm to the child. selfish! get help for yourself.

  • Jennifer Taylor
    Jennifer Taylor 12 days ago

    It’s crazy how only one of the girls in the documentary is in his charges. It’s terrible that Faith Rogers lied and said he had herpes and he doesn’t. It’s crazy Aaliyah family hasn’t confirmed that they were married and we have never seen legal documents. It’s crazy how the leader of the MeToo Movement son was just charged with rape. It’s crazy once he requested his catalogue then all these alleged charges came up. Same with Michael Jackson, Prince , and Bill Cosby asking to buy NBC.

  • Diana Trimble
    Diana Trimble 13 days ago

    It's a ridiculous claim that Kelly would have been stopped sooner if the victims had not been black girls. Look how many other sex predators have taken decades to uncover, and the majority of those victims has always been white girls. The fact is that the father of the victim who refused to testify in 2008 did a very criminal thing when he accepted bribes in order to commit perjury on the stand, rather than trying to get his daughter to tell the truth.

  • Starr 2020
    Starr 2020 Month ago

    Come on now. You girls have to have some common sense too. What else would he want from you?

  • SEFO MEDIA
    SEFO MEDIA Month ago

    If robert was the devil then the media would be defending him because thats what they did to larry kings defence when he was caught with sexual abuse but the evil helped him get away with it

  • Optimus Prime
    Optimus Prime Month ago +1

    What is even in dispute here? He pissed on an underage girl on tape. The Aaliyah situation. Repeatedly setting out of court with underage girls. And this scumbag piece of shit has the nerve to say he has never done anything wrong?! What an asshole. A very sick disturbed asshole.

  • Princs 68
    Princs 68 3 months ago

    Damn liars and no victims!! Where's the proof??? Why is the prosecutors stalling with ALLEGED evidence? They have none. All then hoes have been caught lying.....Stfu!!! What 21 damn sex tapes??? You are BREAKING THE LAW. READ THE CONSTITUTION YOU BITCHES. #Mutemetoo #timesup All you #liars go to jail. Sparkle you left you husband bitch. What's your damn excuse? 😂😂😂😂😂 #allformoney Kellz is going to SUE all of you.

  • Vegambar C.O.
    Vegambar C.O. 3 months ago

    And this is why I can’t have my Do What You Want song on Spotify 😔

  • Lion of Zion
    Lion of Zion 3 months ago

    R Kelly net worth has been adjusted from $150 million in 1999 to just $1 million as of 2019 and after numerous law suits, complications, allegations, and even the “Surviving R Kelly” series; his net worth has dropped significantly. Nonce. The walls are closing in.

  • Melissa Varner
    Melissa Varner 3 months ago

    Y the fuck you Bitches didn't mute everybody else that did wat y'all sayingRKELLY did? Are y'all scared of the whites? & I don't think nobody shud be talking about AALIYAH because she's not here to defend herself. Y'all bitches need to be locked up. Wat if some person stopped y'all's income. Y'all dirty bitches gotta alot of nerves.The ppl that did this must have been sexually assaulted & that muthafucka must still be out there. Y'all are y'all after KELLZ? PERSONAL VENDETTA,Ojust wanna see his career crumbles. I hope KARMA BITE ALL U BITCHES IN THE ASS THEN FUCK OVER YALL JUS LIKE YALL R TRYING TO FUCK OVER RKELLY.I HOPE THE JUDGE & JURY listens real good cause some of them so called victims are lieing.#RKELLY SURVIVINGTHELIES. LETS DO THIS KELLZ

  • Ginger Bread
    Ginger Bread 4 months ago

    All the Hollyweird stars sold their souls...cult is just like you drink a glass of water.

  • kevin white
    kevin white 4 months ago

    Another way to make 💲💲💲💲

  • He Guards My Heart And Soul

    You hypocrite, Oronike Odeleye! You never vetted or gave any of these people lie detector tests. They are lying. You are recycling old allegations. I pray that God judges you and all connected for your disingenuous motive. Why not put that energy into muting the prison industrial complex and media jointly working to systematically lock down Black people to fulfill the obligation for full residency every prison. Avanatti is an extortionist and so are these accusers.

  • raidersofmy lostnut
    raidersofmy lostnut 4 months ago

    filthy NONCE giving all those young girls herpes he should be circumcised a.s.a.p i have to thumb this video down👎

  • Preston Hanson
    Preston Hanson 4 months ago

    Maybe they will have him suck Jared's dick in prison

  • Chi Wai Tran
    Chi Wai Tran 4 months ago

    Should blame the parents for letting their teenage daughters do to RKelly. These ghetto ratchet ass families need to do their part too.
    Not sure if abuse is even correct. More like he is kinky and likes them really young.

  • Daniel Lee
    Daniel Lee 4 months ago

    He won't spend a day in jail. He's famous.

  • Shaheen Chaudhry
    Shaheen Chaudhry 4 months ago

    Lock him up, and throw away the key. Peado

  • Burns My Britches
    Burns My Britches 4 months ago +1

    Should have been called, "Pimpin out your daughter to R. Kelly"

  • Vicky Etienne
    Vicky Etienne 4 months ago

    R Kelly, it's time to change, and accept Jesus Christ .

  • Team r.kelly york
    Team r.kelly york 4 months ago +2

    This is old he gone get off. I hope he. do. . Lovemesomekellz. Everyone hetting exposés.

  • Saheed Qudeer
    Saheed Qudeer 4 months ago

    NO MUTE R KELLY

  • zemzem Trade
    zemzem Trade 4 months ago

    SubhanAllah .
    may Allah make r.kelly an example for mankind.
    If r.kelly is truly innocent then he is innocent - BUT IF NOT : "Truth has (now) arrived and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish" - -
    may Allah make r.kelly an example for mankind.

  • R. L.
    R. L. 4 months ago +1

    We were so distracted by this, Michael Jackson and Jessie that they just slipped the Muller report in on us stating absolutely nothing!!!! What a complete waste!!!!

  • SHEILA Miller
    SHEILA Miller 4 months ago

    If your gonna tell the truth then tell that the producers KNOW 100% THAT MOST THE GIRLS ARE LYING and they didn't want to take it out because it would cost them 1 to 4 million. So tell the truth

  • TRADE ASSISTANT
    TRADE ASSISTANT 4 months ago

    This black woman is pathetic.

  • Denise Hawkins
    Denise Hawkins 5 months ago

    it really doesn't matter if they white or black what matter is that I believe that you have more white father at home then black father.

  • Dudley D-Jarrett
    Dudley D-Jarrett 5 months ago

    Another video aimed at ganging up and tainting the successful black man. It'll never happen, some people are sooo desparate to be in our business. When you don't understand us you have no option but to hate us. Get it together guys, get it together its embarrassing. Rather use all this hate to make sure real paedophiles face justice. hate gets you nowhere. The haters are upset and jealous that the girls are drawn to us but they dont know why, so they create these stories and hope that they are true, even if only partly. Get over it.

  • rj batz
    rj batz 5 months ago

    Age is always important I'm a 25 year old man, I recognize I'm held accountable for my actions and as a man your responsible I consider 18 way too young, 22 would be the youngest id go and the age limit will keep going up the older I get as it should.

  • J Cole
    J Cole 5 months ago +1

    R KELLY has ALLOW his sexual DEMONS too GROW AND GROW and GROW. HE'S really SICK.

  • geraldine bounds
    geraldine bounds 5 months ago

    What are you after with that hole in your nose! You probably did just as bad...

  • Yojimbo Bimbo
    Yojimbo Bimbo 5 months ago

    I don't see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind. Lol

  • Bernice Barnes
    Bernice Barnes 5 months ago

    Really look at the man good looking and sexy tell me women's would you why go there love feeling why do child go under age to his concert with not tell the truth about there age because when children want what they want. Don't go and you want be control you bring to your self stop blaming real look at yourself he not really to settle down.

  • Darin Campbell
    Darin Campbell 5 months ago

    You could take 100 women from the ages of 18- 60 years old and place them all in a room. Then, you could put a 14 year old girl in there among all these women. You could then tell R. Kelly to go into the room and pick just one, and only one, of the females. That mf would go right to that 14 year old girl! No doubt! His predatory skills would be able to just smell her! True predator pedophile! Real talk! Peace!

  • C. Simmons
    C. Simmons 5 months ago

    I wish the interviewees were more concise with their answers so that we could have gotten to other questions for more information.

  • Kevin Simmons
    Kevin Simmons 5 months ago

    Bitch you a lie you is a white man in a black woman skin you bed wench I hope you get what you give...

  • Denise Hawkins
    Denise Hawkins 5 months ago

    these girl are fucking at the a young age trust me I see it all the time 6grade 7grade 8grade and pregnant.mom don't care shit she getting high these girl are to damn fresh. but we are living in a time were these girls want boyfriends and got them. so keep it really.

  • Speak Ezi
    Speak Ezi 5 months ago

    Parents need to take responsibility of their kids,esp daughters.Money is a big factor in all this mess.When will society learn.When artists no longer generate money,they become media fodder.

  • Beverly Cromwell
    Beverly Cromwell 5 months ago

    Please go after all not some Harvey Weinstein, Kevin spacey, etc

  • ramsey jackson
    ramsey jackson 5 months ago

    IN THE WORLD WE LIVE IN ITS SO EASY TO BRING A POWERFUL BLACK MAN DOWN BCOS BLACKS WILL HELP YOU DO THAT ITS THE SAD TRUTH BELIEVE IT OR NOT ALL THE GREAT AFRICAN AMERICANS HAS ALL GONE DOWN THIS SAME ROAD THEY LL DEFINITELY FIND SOMETHING TO PIN YOU DOWN WITH AND USE THE BLACKS AGAINST YOU TO ACHIEVE THAT PEOPLE SHOILD USE THERE COMMON SENSE COS THERE MANY OTHER POWERFUL RICH WHITE PEOPLE THAT HAS DONE WORSE AND NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THEM AND THEY ALL GOT AWAY WITH THERE CRIMES AND THERE CASE ALL DISAPPEARS BUT WHEN ITS A BLACK MAN THE WHILE WORLD WILL LOOK INTO IT DEEPLY BCOS BLACKS ARE BEEN ASSOCIATED ALIGNED ALONG SIDE WITH CRIME

  • deeez nuuts
    deeez nuuts 5 months ago

    I bet every black person in this interview are paid to say these things about him. White america dont want black people to progress. They killed Michael jackson and now its R kellys turn.

  • true copper
    true copper 5 months ago

    What about the churches law enforcement officials what about the people that put him in front of the camera's the more y'all target people like him the more y'all target the main ones getting away with it start a campaign to silence gay rappers doing awful things to stay famous

  • Linda Hemphill
    Linda Hemphill 5 months ago +1

    I only subscribed to this because you are simply doing all you can to cause Kells some issues. If you are going to talk about pedophilia, how dare you put this title on your black community. When you know the white men from slavery to
    Now. They are the vast majority of rapist, kidnappers, and what have you. Sparkles was sleeping with Kelly, herself. Why don't you go on TVclip and see kells urinating on teenagers from stage. Stop fulfilling the willie Lynch vision. Anytime parents did not file missing persons report 20-25 years ago,
    Did not seem to care. Money is green. Why is Kelly the only person to get a person ahead in music? People used Kelley's dyslexia against him. I believe he paid if did pay, because he he had no way to prove they lied
    -- i do not know why it is being
    Said, no one cares about black girls. What about Hugh Hefner and his bunnies. And he flaunted it. All these parents are doing is showing they only wanted money.

  • Luvleopard Conway
    Luvleopard Conway 5 months ago +2

    Well, Damn just cut him off!! Truth doesn't always sound the way you want it to

  • Anon
    Anon 5 months ago

    Hang him.

  • Kyra Carr
    Kyra Carr 5 months ago

    Proof R Kelly tried to set up Carey Kelly tvclip.biz/video/Ih_Gh4Db4jU/video.html

  • unknown yuhdoneknow
    unknown yuhdoneknow 5 months ago +2

    Which parent lets their 15yr old goes to court to see r kelly on trial. Smfh

  • anointed prince
    anointed prince 5 months ago +1

    Omg this world is in a mess.
    Question thou. Why all of a sudden everyone is talking.

  • George Herrera Jr
    George Herrera Jr 5 months ago

    She look 18

  • George Herrera Jr
    George Herrera Jr 5 months ago

    Fuck dis lady trying too rob Kelly of making his money

  • Dr. Shaun C. Rice
    Dr. Shaun C. Rice 5 months ago +1

    To oronike and all haters:
    tvclip.biz/video/3_egsH0l9KE/video.html

  • Rochelle Conner
    Rochelle Conner 5 months ago

    I didnt like this interviewer at all she felt what he said 💯

  • Latoya Bailey
    Latoya Bailey 5 months ago +1

    Never let your children around another whole ass man on God he is going to prison just watch y'all and having sex with babies dude is sick asf frfr

  • roger smith
    roger smith 5 months ago

    THIS SHOULD READ
    A BLACK OLD MAN WITH PORN TAPES TO WACK OFF FINES VCR TAPES TO WACK OFF WITH>> IT LOOKS LIKE R KELLY
    HEY YAH LETS MAKE SOME MONEY!!!! SO MADOM ALBRIGHT THE AMBULANCE DRIVER SCREAMS WE HAVE PROOF! ME TOO MOVIEMENT
    FUN FACT HIS IS VERY OLD NEWS. RKELLY TAPES WERE SHOWN BY NEWS IN 90s and refuted and let go in court already.
    but hey old men keep old tapes to wack off with that is news today hahah

  • roger smith
    roger smith 5 months ago

    THIS SHOULD READ
    A BLACK OLD MAN WITH PORN TAPES TO WACK OFF FINES VCR TAPES TO WACK OFF WITH>> IT LOOKS LIKE R KELLY
    HEY YAH LETS MAKE SOME MONEY!!!! SO MADOM ALBRIGHT THE AMBULANCE DRIVER SCREAMS WE HAVE PROOF! ME TOO MOVIEMENT
    FUN FACT HIS IS VERY OLD NEWS. RKELLY TAPES WERE SHOWN BY NEWS IN 90s and refuted and let go in court already.
    but hey old men keep old tapes to wack off with that is news today hahah

  • roger smith
    roger smith 5 months ago

    THIS SHOULD READ
    A BLACK OLD MAN WITH PORN TAPES TO WACK OFF FINES VCR TAPES TO WACK OFF WITH>> IT LOOKS LIKE R KELLY
    HEY YAH LETS MAKE SOME MONEY!!!! SO MADOM ALBRIGHT THE AMBULANCE DRIVER SCREAMS WE HAVE PROOF! ME TOO MOVIEMENT
    FUN FACT HIS IS VERY OLD NEWS. RKELLY TAPES WERE SHOWN BY NEWS IN 90s and refuted and let go in court already.
    but hey old men keep old tapes to wack off with that is news today hahah

  • Mike O
    Mike O 5 months ago +3

    The parents should be held responsible

  • Ricardo Del Sette
    Ricardo Del Sette 5 months ago +1

    When he takes a date out for dinner, he doesn't pay the bill...he pays child support.

  • Sexy Red
    Sexy Red 5 months ago

    I assume the dislikes are Black males or men period! This man is a sexual predator! I will say that a few may be out for his earnings but that can't be the case, he is broke now. I believe their parents handed their daughters over to him and he treated these young ladies as sex slaves....SO YES I DO BELIEVE THAT HE US GUILTY! No Black women is bringing any Black man down, he is doing a good job on his OWN! I don't care how many hits that he has made, there is no excuse for his behavior! Now please lock him up and protect our young women. I'm Black, so I know this for a fact that Black men will always blame a Black woman or the White man for his downfalls in life🤬🤨

  • hairyscotman
    hairyscotman 5 months ago +1

    so sorry for this Dad....he led his daughter into the lion's den....wow!

  • Anthony Duck
    Anthony Duck 5 months ago

    It doesn't add up. If any of this was true then he would have never married that ugly chick that looks like a dude and had 3 kids with her😕

  • Youlia Clausen
    Youlia Clausen 5 months ago +1

    Sharon Stone , Madonna and many more got for them selfs young lover - and that is fine , but why Kelly cannot? Really don t understand the point. They stay in his home for the own will.

  • saruman thewhite
    saruman thewhite 5 months ago +1

    Trial by internet

  • cheniya pollitt
    cheniya pollitt 5 months ago

    Q

  • Wildhoney
    Wildhoney 5 months ago

    I think that last statement is true about black people, that none of us want to be the one to take another black person down who's "made it " so to speak, black people have had it very hard to "come up" in this here American History and to think that one of our own especially beloved could possibly commit such sinister crimes have got most of us speechless, shooketh, and in utter disbelief!

  • Blueberry Cherry
    Blueberry Cherry 5 months ago

    R (pis)kelly

  • toni shark
    toni shark 5 months ago +1

    YUP, times is up Kelley! have fun with Bill Cosby you CREEP!

  • WilliamBernard BROWN
    WilliamBernard BROWN 5 months ago +2

    Monica Lewinsky don't have to cure cancer because the elite already have a cure.
    They just need to make it available for the general public.

    • Left over monday
      Left over monday 5 months ago

      Then why did Steve jobs die of cancer? Considering he was one of the elite.

  • 4 ever
    4 ever 5 months ago

    R kelly grooms young girls. The authorities need to check his home.
    I'm sure a few of them probably have died there. OMG.
    The devil comes to steal , kill and destroy.

  • Jay Torres
    Jay Torres 5 months ago +2

    It all looks like he said she said crap.
    Why come out now and not when the relationship was going on. No one knows if them girls are enjoying it beacuse they are freaks.
    I think they have no credibility unless they show real solid prove.
    Theres a legal age of consent. A lot of these young girls are having sexual intercourse with men of any age. Even the 14yr old ones and the 15yr old ones and God knows how old these young girls are.
    I remembered when I was 15-17 and my friends that are girls used to talk about how they where sleeping with all type of men of any age.
    I used to spaz at them beacuse I thought it was nasty.
    And was like a normal thing beacuse like 60-70% of them where doing the same thing.
    I was young and I was ignorant just like my friends.
    I dont think it was ok for them to do that and I told them not to but they still did it anyway.

  • Mr1cabbage1
    Mr1cabbage1 5 months ago

    all lies against this black man.. aliyah was 18 when married and if she was 15 she is the liar..you women lie in court and walk free when a man would be imprisoned for subverting the course of justice..we want ultimate truth without press justice.