The "Surviving R. Kelly" trailer is HERE and it's many things. Peep the trailer, plus catch up on what's going on in Tyrese's life inside...
You've heard the stories, but now, you're REALLY about to get the stories straight from the source(s).
LIFETIME is giving a voice to all of the women who have come forth accusing R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse. And the trailer for the upcoming documentary, "Surviving R. Kelly," has just been released.
The network will be airing a three-night documentary series that will focus on the women who claim they have been abused by the "Step In The Name Of Love" singer. The series is executive produced by Dream Hampton and will include interviews with survivors, their families and also a few celebrities, including John Legend, Sparkle, Wendy Williams, and the #METOO movement founder Tarana Burke.
This program falls under Lifetime’s commitment to provide a platform to give women a voice where they have previously been unheard to bring awareness to the abuses and harassment of women.
Here's what viewers can expect from the series (via press release):
In the ground-breaking documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, women are emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories. Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly’s genre-defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior, and pedophilia. Despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses, to date, none of these accusations have seemingly affected him. For the first time ever, survivors and people from R. Kelly’s inner circle, are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental, and physical abuse. They are now finally ready to share their full story and shed light on the secret life the public has never seen.
With over 50 interviews including civil rights activist Tarana Burke, musicians John Legend and Sparkle, talk-show host and former DJ Wendy Williams, ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly, and many others, the true story of R. Kelly’s controversial past will be revealed beginning in 1970 through present day, shedding light on the R&B star whose history of alleged abuse of underage African American girls has, until recently, been largely ignored by mainstream media.
Check out the new trailer below:
Mark your calendars! "Surviving R. Kelly" premieres Thursday, January 3rd at 9pm ET/PT. Two additional hours will premiere on Friday, January 4th, at 9pm ET/PT and the final installment of the six-part documentary series will debut on Saturday, January 5th, at 9pm ET/PT.
In Tyrese's world...
After having a a few huge meltdowns on social media, Tyrese is seemingly getting his life back in order. He recently welcomes a new child with his wife Samantha Lee Gibson and he's ready to get back to work!
You'll recall, Ty threatened to leave the Fast & Furious franchise last year after a public feud with his co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He said he wasn't going to star in the film if The Rock is in it. He later came back and said he regrets his public feud with his co-star, calling it "unprofessional" to make it public. They reconciled shorty after.
Here's what Ty had to say about the next Fast & Furious installment:
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I just have to say....... I am really really really excited about April.... @JustinLin the director of Fast...3...4....5.... and 6 is back in the driver seat and ONLY great things have come of Vin and Justin putting their ideas together.... People say Roman is funny what they will never is that I stole of lot of one liners from Justin Lin..... #FastFamily #Unstoppable #2020 RIP to our brother who we hope to make proud everyday P.Dubber.... One things for sure Paul loved Justin!
It's unclear if The Rock will be shooting any scenes for Fast & Furious 9. As far as we know, his Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw, is still in the works.
Not only is Ty ready to get back to work work, he's also ready to put in some "work" for baby #2...or #3:
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What’s going on????? I leave the house for 45 mins and you upload this??? You can’t do this...... Jeez.... You said we’re supposed to wait another year to start working on our son...... Then you do this..?? You drop 30 pounds in 2 weeks and you feeling it huh?? I get it.... I’m headed home now... #MarriedButStillDating #QueenGibson #PrincessSorayaGibson #StrongResilient #LoveMeThroughItAll #MyGreatestInspiration #LoveOfMyLife
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