Surviving R. Kelly: Sparkle and Sun-Times reporter Kathy Chaney

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  • "SURVIVING R. KELLY:" ALL-NEW interview with one of R Kelly's first backup singers, Sparkle and award winning Chicago Sun-Times reporter Kathy Chaney who has covered R. Kelly for over a decade.
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  • Jermaine Nelson
    Jermaine Nelson 8 days ago

    sparkle career has never recovered . this is her only spot light ?

  • Jermaine Nelson
    Jermaine Nelson 8 days ago

    where did sparkle get the tape from ? the father ,the mother , and the child sad it not her ?

  • Nicole Clark
    Nicole Clark 12 days ago

    I'm out she is as guilty as the dad both these ishes getting on my nerves AND i can't stand R Kelly

  • Nicole Clark
    Nicole Clark 12 days ago

    20 years too late bitches

  • linapizzo1965
    linapizzo1965 14 days ago

    LOOK AT SPARKLES FACE THE FACE OF THE EVIL DEVIL SHE IS A LAIR - YOU LEFT YOUR HUSBAND FOR R KELLY HAD SEX WITH HIM AND HE REJECTED YOU SO YOU ARE CURRENTLY REVENGING BACK

  • Rosa Travis
    Rosa Travis 21 day ago

    Teachers go to jail when caught having sex with minor

  • Rosa Travis
    Rosa Travis 21 day ago

    That man is disgusting . Hide your daughters. His own brother saw a video tape of RKelly having sex with very young girls. He should turn in that tape to PD . He told RKelly to get help.

  • InspireNaturally
    InspireNaturally 22 days ago

    *OH REALLY*
    So the adults around him, couldn't do anything about R. Kelly being with those minors. He controlled (brainwashed) them too huh!!? Let my child be in any man's house, studio,whatever; without my consent .... I'm bussing doors, windows & ceilings *DOWN* to get in.

  • Rah Jackson
    Rah Jackson Month ago

    @r.kelly_survivinglies and i wish they would stop telling her she looks like mary j mary is much more classy and we all know sparkle was sleeping with r kelly but she keeps saying they only had a professional relationship she got mad because she found out at the same time as the world that r kelly was married then to find out he may be messing with her niece she was really mad

  • HairBeat Salon Atlanta

    The key word is parents. At THIS point you have to remember the 14year old SKIPPED school in order to go to the trail. Once she was contacted by Kelly there was a lot of mental play. She didn't meet him in person until she was 16. By then he knew her DAD was in jail & her mom was a busy working single mom.

  • Alison Lee
    Alison Lee Month ago

    I'm trying to follow all this from the UK.
    So has he been arrested?

  • Porcshe Jones
    Porcshe Jones Month ago

    Other interviews she stated she had nothing to do with Age Aint nothing but a number now you saying you sung all background vocals 😴🙊👀

  • Bobby Excellent
    Bobby Excellent Month ago

    Non-judgmental Fact: Sparkle was born in 1975. Sparkle first met/worked with R.Kelly/Aaliyah in 1992. Sparkle was then 17 year old. Aaliyah (born in 1979 ) was 14 year old.

  • Kit A
    Kit A 2 months ago

    These women who are claiming they are ok but are being abused are the most stupid and dumbest women on this planet.

  • Brittney Perkins
    Brittney Perkins 2 months ago

    So you’re using this platform to promote new music sis? Its sad.

  • Sunshine E.
    Sunshine E. 2 months ago

    It's sad that her family didn't back her up. Sparkle you did what you could. Thank you.

  • Diva's House
    Diva's House 2 months ago +1

    R Kelly is one sick in the head cock-eyed bastard. Smfh

  • ζαρα Ιωάννα
    ζαρα Ιωάννα 2 months ago

    Her Nieces testimony would of changed everything had she of said "I confirm the girl in the video is me and I was 15 years old". Without that the whole case fell apart. Some have said her parents took a cheque from R Kelly in return for her testimony? Some father if he did. Smh. The reason his music has gone up in streams is the classic "There is no such thing as bad press". This show was huge people have gone back to look at his work, young people are intrigued. It's created a buzz but not necessarily the one Lifetime or his victims were hoping for. As for sales rocketing if you're threatening to mute R Kelly indefinitely everywhere fans are going to panic buy to make sure they've always got a copy of his music before it disappears. And Sparkle considering you're fresh out of intense media training in preparation of the frenzy Surviving R Kelly was always going to create, to end on I'm about to drop an album really hasn't done you any favors you know how this game works by now self promotion should of been the furthest thing from your mind come on now!

  • King Kennedy
    King Kennedy 2 months ago

    I hate bitches that always trying to come up on somebody else this shit is pure comedy niggas treat they girls like shit everyday b he ain't do nothing criminal but dog some money hungry bitches. Where are the underage victims Im tired of seeing these tired hoes.

  • Jonathan coleman
    Jonathan coleman 2 months ago

    Oh cry me a fucking river I'm out bitch looking for a come up sick of these me too bitches.

  • Covenant Perspective
    Covenant Perspective 2 months ago

    Black women do anything for money, Everybody knows But them

  • Dee Dela Guerra
    Dee Dela Guerra 2 months ago

    It’s heartbreaking watching this go down, It is unbelievable how this cycle has be going on for so long and so many folks were aware and allowed this to happen! What a shame.

  • Ms Juandele'
    Ms Juandele' 2 months ago

    Her biggggazzzz eyes tell it all

  • Ms Juandele'
    Ms Juandele' 2 months ago +1

    Sparkle leaving important out Bout her n r kelly

  • Avis Williams
    Avis Williams 2 months ago

    he done had all of them sparkle too

  • Zachara Swaby
    Zachara Swaby 2 months ago

    I don't believe these women's.
    They are just money hungry!!.
    Where were or parent and how come he didn't do his time if that was him??.
    Like they go after all t brothers all?
    Look what they put Michael Jackson thru!!
    How is Elvis Presley music still playing on iTunes !!?
    I believe these women's are paid to bring false allegations on that icon because he's black !!.

  • Sunny Skies
    Sunny Skies 2 months ago

    Is it bad that I feel that some of the blame should be on the parents or guardians that allowed these young girls to be alone with a grown man they don't know...?

  • Jessica Smith
    Jessica Smith 2 months ago

    Where were the parents

  • purrplestarr215
    purrplestarr215 2 months ago

    His streaming increased because everyone's going back and listening to his lyrics..

  • yuuki bakemono
    yuuki bakemono 2 months ago

    darn Him, where is Justice?? why would the judges tolerate such a terrible guy? they should have put him to jail long long time ago. Because he's unstoppable; he got some problems; he's not thinking rightly.. Man~ he must pay what he needs to.

  • Goody two shoes
    Goody two shoes 2 months ago

    Amazing how the black community protects the lowest of the low. Not understanding it could be your daughter next. Sickening.

  • Washania Jones
    Washania Jones 2 months ago

    This bitch thought Robert was going to make her Mary J. Blige when she became Mary J. NOT. Stop the lies. Sparkle had no talent. Even Kells knew this heifer didnt have talent he was just screwing the pony face heifer and gave her a chance.

  • terrence sanders
    terrence sanders 2 months ago

    Sparkle was sleeping with ROBERT

  • Tiffanylove649
    Tiffanylove649 2 months ago

    Sparkle is looking for a come back 🙄 and these other hoes got put out and is looking for their next 15 minutes... Sus WHERE ARE THIER FACTS 🤔 PERIODT

  • Rose Lanton
    Rose Lanton 2 months ago

    Fuck sparkle silly rabbit.!!

  • Rose Lanton
    Rose Lanton 2 months ago

    I think all them bitches just want a check and they living on lies for whatever reason right now... R Kelly please continue to make more beautiful music ❣️.. I am so a shame of these sorry as hoes right now ... And my heart also goes out to Bill C.

  • K. D.
    K. D. 2 months ago

    It will all come crashing down. It's just a matter of time. History supports this fact.

  • Jace H
    Jace H 2 months ago

    R kelly lawyer stated " rob never knew of aaliyahs age" I CALL BS I watched a studio interview of r kelly saying himself he is writing a song for aaliyah who when asked how old she is he states " shes 14 and hes writing a song called with the clique " nothing more said

  • Tori Sweetheart
    Tori Sweetheart 2 months ago +1

    Everyone that has worked with r kelly has known about him in some kind of way, the rumors has been around for at least a decade now, so they can’t tell me they didn’t know, they just wanted to make quick money off his work and known since it’s really coming out in the spotlight they have a problem with him, it just shows how people only care about money. And half of those males especially rappers are not really saying anything because their ass are guilty about shit themselves

  • Tori Sweetheart
    Tori Sweetheart 2 months ago

    She wants a comeback

  • ASMR sounds SJ
    ASMR sounds SJ 2 months ago

    Oh lawd, sparkle tryna rejuvinate lol... But frfr R.Kelly a dirty bird but he was molested by his own sister. Sad stories of sexual abuse.

  • Miss Mere
    Miss Mere 2 months ago

    Kelly grew up in a house full of women, whom he said would act differently when his mother and grandparents were not home. At a young age Kelly was often sexually abused by a woman who was at least ten years older than himself. "I was too afraid and too ashamed," Kelly wrote in his 2012 autobiography Soulacoaster about why he never told anyone. - wikipedia

  • MrCool Mr.coool
    MrCool Mr.coool 2 months ago

    All out for money

  • Stephanie Eubanks
    Stephanie Eubanks 2 months ago

    You can't sing so that poor charity when not get one Red cent...lol a little girl that just tied up with that and looking for a dollar I'll be come back and sue lifetime as soon as each and every one of them girls for slander of character

  • Stephanie Eubanks
    Stephanie Eubanks 2 months ago

    OMG SHE HAS NO TALENT WHAT SO EVER....LOL IT'S SAD THAT SHE'S MAD AND A WOMAN SCORED JUST LIKE HIS EX-WIFE SHE WAS ON THE VIEW CRYING VICTIM THEN THERE'S ANOTHER VIDEO OUT THERE SAYING HE'S TALENTED AND THAT'S HOW HE TAKES CARE OF HIS KIDS AND YOU CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HIM , NOW SHE SEE'S THAT THEY ARE REMOVED HIS MUSIC OFF OF SPOTIFY NOW SHE'S SCARED. TALKING ABOUT "DANM RIGHT IAM KEEPING HIS LAST NAME CAUS THAT'S HOW SHE GET INTO CONCERTS AND SHE MAKES MONEY AND WRITING A BOOK, A BOOK OF LIES, THE OTHER CHICK DONE ALREADY WROTE HER'S AND SELLING IT ON HER WEB SITE....LOL WHAT A FUCKING JOKE

  • Stephanie Eubanks
    Stephanie Eubanks 2 months ago

    She can't sing she mad because her career is nonexistent, she wants her 15 mins of fame and I feel like they just pathetic

  • KawaiiLumpette
    KawaiiLumpette 2 months ago

    Everyone's blaming sparkle and the parents but why not Robert himself? Yes, I know her parents continued to work with him but he's still to blame as well. He's the one who betrayed people's trust and manipulated a minor at the time to submit and do perverted acts with him in a film might I add. How humiliating must it be for the woman to watch as an adult what took place when she was a teen. You know when you're a teen you don't have a mature mindset the way you perceive, understand, and view things is different from the way you would as a full grown adult. The fact that everyone is making fun of this female's past is truly sickening. I'm not saying she was stupid but probably didn't understand why this was happening to her. Robert being older knew every bit of action he was doing. He knew of his intentions before manipulating her and using her for his sick pleasure. She didn't. Before that happened she probably trusted him and thought of him as a mentor.
    Now she has to hide her identity and hope no one sees her face because of something he did to her. The fact that many chose to point the finger elsewhere is sad. I guess it's because they refuse to believe this singer would ever hurt a fly and see him as some god. When in reality he's human and did indeed harm sparkle's niece and plenty of other females. Others whom are still under some kind of MKultra living as prisoners in his house. I don't believe he has them doing just sex acts either might have them doing other mind breaking shit too. Robert needs to be locked up period.

  • Chrissy Brown
    Chrissy Brown 2 months ago +2

    Illuminati IS DEFINITELY BEHIND THIS.... THAT MAN WAS NOT FOUND GUILTY!!!!!!!
    THIS IS ALL ABOUT MONEY AND A BREAK DOWN FOR KELLY, SPARKLE CANT EVEN TALK RIGHT.... ILLUMINATI WANTS SOMETHING FROM THAT MAN.... GOAT LUCY IS INDEED READY FOR THE PAY OUT... THIS IS BULL SHIT!!!!!!
    IM ON KELLY SIDE AND BILL COSBY SIDE FLAT OUT.... FUCK THIS SHIT!!!!!
    SPARKLE IS BUMBLE AND STUMBLING WITH HER FUCKING WORDS!!!!!!! 💁🏽‍♀️🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼
    MONEY IS THE ROOT TO ALL EVIL, AND THIS IS A BIG PAYOUT FOR ALL THESE WOMEN!!!!!!

  • TANISHA RENE'E
    TANISHA RENE'E 2 months ago

    IDK WHAT ALL HE DID...AND I HAVEN'T SEEN THE DOCUSERIES...BUT, I'M SURE HE'S NOT DOING ANYTHING NEARLY AS BAD AS THE SHIT THAT GOES ON IN THOSE MASONIC TEMPLES.

  • Robert Barnes
    Robert Barnes 2 months ago

    I believe her completely. However I still feel like they're ulterior motives somewhere. This could be all about someone behind the scenes trying to take his music from him. All these big record companies been knew about these allegations when they allowed him to to record and write for these huge artists.

  • ENVY BROWN
    ENVY BROWN 2 months ago

    Y'all hoes ain't talkin about how we getting mentally physically emotionally abused by Trump the only mf being held hostage right now is these people that work for the government paycheck

  • CD HM
    CD HM 2 months ago

    I know those jurors are sick right now

  • Linda Walker
    Linda Walker 2 months ago

    This is so sad 😞 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

  • Denise Hawkins
    Denise Hawkins 2 months ago

    she looks like a 🐍like the Jackson bitch please.

  • Lee Williams
    Lee Williams 2 months ago

    Just imagine a grown man pissing in your 14 yrs old daughter's face ......hold that thought and think how much money it would take for you to accept it ...exactly no amount. Her father should hang

  • Rye Rose
    Rye Rose 2 months ago

    12:30 she made a sacrifice and I guess it's paying off he's an evil man with evil plans and she helped them hatch

  • Tabbitha Vacations
    Tabbitha Vacations 2 months ago

    It's a lot of R. Kelly's in the world.

  • You Need Jesus
    You Need Jesus 2 months ago

    Michael Jackson was pimped by his parents too. He was used as a cash cow. That’s why he never had a childhood

  • nileyfan1998
    nileyfan1998 2 months ago

    The interviewer needs to stop interrupting her ...

  • Everbless Bless
    Everbless Bless 2 months ago

    I think sparkle also design celebrity i seen her on house wife

  • info news world
    info news world 2 months ago

    Must be good all that talk show money off R Kelly

  • Ronald Truss
    Ronald Truss 2 months ago +1

    My bro for life.

  • Lisa Augustin
    Lisa Augustin 2 months ago

    Money blinds everyone !!!!!

  • Andrea Ellerbee
    Andrea Ellerbee 2 months ago

    We are ready sparkle! We are with you!

  • No docure Docu
    No docure Docu 2 months ago

    The thing i take out of that , it's black people has to stop with the loser mentally :"I black I can't do better, I'm going to become a singeretc..." ... That's bullshit the reason why they all sent their kids is for the coins and easy money , easy fame , easy everything ... I get it life is hard, but being black doesn't define us it's PART OF US . We are noT under achievesr and we need to stop people from taking advantage of our insecurities !!

  • Johanna Garcia
    Johanna Garcia 2 months ago

    R. Kelly Is A PIMP, Bitches!. YOIIII

  • Bees Nees
    Bees Nees 2 months ago

    Awkward seeing your niece riding dick ew....

  • FAVORED BY GOD
    FAVORED BY GOD 2 months ago

    Some of these comments are exactly why these things get swept under the rug. Some are blaming the wrong person. R Kelly knew what he did was and is wrong people in society should learn to take responsibility for their actions. It's always the blame being put on the others instead of the responsible party. Ppl should be ashamed of themselves because if it were their child that a grown disgusting pervert took advantage of it would be another conversation.

  • Megan Carter
    Megan Carter 2 months ago +1

    This old, bitter, skeletor looking MF ugly AF

  • collegejus
    collegejus 2 months ago +1

    Grand Daddy Robert will need help to the bathroom sooner than later...lol. His new song will be "Trapped In The Bathroom"...first line...."Help me out! I've fallen and I can't get up"....
    Sparkle will respond with the song "Hell To The Naw".....first line "Kiss that floor, nobody's around anymore".....haha

  • El Rose
    El Rose 2 months ago

    Sparkle said she saw Drea pop out from around the corner when she was over at Kellys house one time and asked for something to eat... then proceeds to let her niece have a "sleepover" at his house. Come on - are people really that naive?... as soon as I see a man locking up his wife like a slave that's a red flag for me. Just saying..

  • Darius Works
    Darius Works 2 months ago +1

    Sparkle fed her niece to that man, she said she was around him and saw how he treated his wife so why would you leave your family round him?

  • Doane Ponder
    Doane Ponder 2 months ago

    Who is that sexy ass woman in the black??? She can get it,and we don't even have to listen to NO R Kelly music either!

  • kim brown
    kim brown 2 months ago +1

    Sparkle used that child as a pawn for her career. She knew he was a pedophile before she introduced her niece to him. She held that tape until her short career fizzled out. Then mailed it. Whatever.

  • deandravr
    deandravr 2 months ago

    Van Allen, Martinez I truely beleive But the rest are COVERT and Full of SH$T.

  • outlaw0719
    outlaw0719 2 months ago

    why does it seem like everybody is about to laugh?

  • Jason Robinson
    Jason Robinson 2 months ago

    Why bring a 12 year old to R kelly to rap?? Wasnt she around for Alliyah why did she stick around fishy??

  • noya nonya
    noya nonya 2 months ago

    Unmute r Kelly press play 😍

  • Latasha Moore
    Latasha Moore 2 months ago

    I would let Val Warner to piss on me

  • Fyre Burn
    Fyre Burn 2 months ago

    Mute ROBERT'S ass

  • s2
    s2 2 months ago

    7:22 is pure slander and lies. he led the little girls down to his tour bus?!? yh did he really? the little girls? so she is implying children are involved. i hate this rape culture. I'm saying r Kelly is a bit weird and and is over dominant sexually BUT he's not breaking any laws these women are hurt and bitter and want revenge. I feel sorry them but I feel even worse for r Kelly

  • Charles Mulwa
    Charles Mulwa 2 months ago +4

    no single evidence but allegations left right and centre. am done with this bullshit. I STAND WITH R KELLY.

  • Upinthehouserecords TV
    Upinthehouserecords TV 2 months ago +3

    My whole thoughts about R. Kelly is he may not never get charged because of who he is but who knows maybe this time he will get trial like Bill Cosby did. What you guys think?

    • Upinthehouserecords TV
      Upinthehouserecords TV Month ago

      +jimwantsaliens exactly and so true.

    • jimwantsaliens
      jimwantsaliens Month ago

      Amazing how when one person speaks out, the whole wall of silence comes crashing down. Reminds me of the Jimmy Savile case in the UK.

  • Tanya Young
    Tanya Young 2 months ago

    I'm with Kelly now where in the hell was the parents and when these teens came up missing was there an Amber alert out on these missing kids. And if this been going on for more than 10 years where in the hell was his wife??? She should be changed as well if anything.

  • Prpuñeta
    Prpuñeta 2 months ago

    Everybody is loving the 5min of fam but all there dirty laundry is coming out I believe some and not others but there is some other monster there

  • Stacey Brownlee -SDAT-
    Stacey Brownlee -SDAT- 2 months ago

    Elvis Presley (25) - Priscilla (14)
    Jerry seinfeld (39) - Shoshanna (17)
    Kobe Bryant (21) - Vanessa (17)
    Tyga (24) - Kylie (16)
    Doug Hutchison (51) - Courtney (16)
    Paul Walker (33) - Jasmine (16)
    Marvin Gaye (34) - Jan (17) say this is not . true those hypocrites !!!

  • E Gore
    E Gore 2 months ago

    Survive what? Hating mofo's. Even after the man went to court and was acquitted of all charges y'all still making the man guilty. Why isn't the Jury being put on blast. y'all are part of the system to destroy Black Men. Men of other races and some that have been found guilty didn't get this much coverage but Bill & R-Kelly & Michael Jackson put of front street. Hugh Hefner nothing. If you "heard" something wasn't right and she was hanging out there all the time why didn't you/her parents get her out of studio; well probably because y'all wasn't getting paid at the time. You didn't deal with the family for 10 years because they got paid and you didn't. If her brother, her, her mom and dad said it wasn't her then move on. Has nothing to do with you; no victim no case. Stop pimping y'all youngin. Put the Jury on Blast. As for you Sparkle, you still riding this man's coat tail. You were forgotten until this witch hunt started again. Your ppls said she wasn't on the video, you wasn't on the video and the case is closed. Your family don't deal with you. SO WHAT'S YOUR PURPOSE NOW? Exactly, you are scorned. I would make songs to that will sale. What artist don't? man bye

  • Hip Hop World News
    Hip Hop World News 2 months ago

    R Kelly dropped a diss song aimed at Lifetime tvclip.biz/video/OnvptHLy0AQ/video.html

  • Buffie the body 2017
    Buffie the body 2017 2 months ago

    Sparkle father time has not been very nice to u.. And one question Ms Teary ears. Did u and Robert ever do anything

  • brown power ranger
    brown power ranger 2 months ago

    If rkelly. Got Sparkle looking like a gotdam drone dry and face all sunk in rkelly need to be stopped then

  • Antonio Marino
    Antonio Marino 2 months ago

    I'm sorry but why did he feel the need to sing his explanation, that's just weird to me. He should just Man up and acknowledge these accusations instrad of making a song. I get it he's trying to cash in on the controversy but damn this is his life not a reality TV show...

  • Brian davis
    Brian davis 2 months ago

    🗣📣 mute R.kelly.

  • Brian davis
    Brian davis 2 months ago

    He's a Bitch

  • Queen Dionne
    Queen Dionne 2 months ago

    Sparkle looks so much like Diana Ross

  • Dona Hanks
    Dona Hanks 2 months ago

    All involved are guilty just one big pedo ring fuck sparkle she's guilty af she knew what he was about ! all whores wtf is wrong with black girls cheering him outside the court ? You wouldn't see white girls cheering for Harvey winestein .. all about the money and fame

  • DeFit Coach
    DeFit Coach 2 months ago

    Tell us why your husband did a documentary long before this lifetime Surviving R Kelly, stating that you cheated on him with R Kelly? Let's talk about that. Was this before the alleged tape or after? I guess he lying too? Inquiring minds want to know because my intuition tells me through you demeanor that you did have strong feelings.

  • Naomi King
    Naomi King 2 months ago +1

    I'm sorry but I fault Sparkle and her family for this mess! R.Kelly ass could've been thrown in jail long time ago and riot his loose booty ass there! If he can't read or write...who the Fuck wrote all of his hits??? Why didn't they protect that girl or do anything to stop this BS? R.Kelly gotten away with more shit than Bill Cosby but they locked his ass up but they can't lock R.Kelly broke ass up! 🤔🤔🤔😤😤😤

  • J E
    J E 2 months ago

    I feel sorry for that little girl who was in this sex tape. She must feel ashamed knowing strangers are watching this video! If I was 14 and saw so many supporting Robert and yelling things I would feel it’s my fault not looking like I’m the victim!!! He’s been known to hang at his old high school to pick up young girls knowing he can mold a stupid little girl “ figure of speech”!!!! It’s been a long time coming he needs to be put in jail and let these men rape him like he rapped those little girls!!

  • Denise Taylor
    Denise Taylor 2 months ago

    If the parents didn't have problem why is the world got a problem mind ya business

  • joanofarc33
    joanofarc33 2 months ago

    I don't believe that black women don't get the same recognition in cases like this. I believe that black women are less likely to come out and talk about this kind of thing than many white women, especially when the charges are made to a white audience against a black man. Maybe they don't speak out because they believe they won't be heard, there could be that. Kathy Chaney is a hero! Good on her for pursuing this story.