Chance the Rapper Says Collaborating With R

Chance the Rapper Says Collaborating With R

In an interview that appears in the final installment of the three-part Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, Chance the Rapper shares he regrets working with the singer, who has been subject to accusations of sexual and physical abuse, including running a sex cult, for almost two decades.

Lifetime aired the first part of the six-episode expose on Thursday night which investigates long-standing allegations made against Kelly that he has sexually and physically abused women and teenage girls over a number of years.

The documentary has become the subject of widespread attention and fierce debate on social media, many expressing gratitude to the women who continue to tell their stories.

Take Kelly's former manager Demetrius Smith, who confessed to his role in the Aaliyah marriage (she was 15 when Kelly reportedly married her in secret, which Kelly has in the past denied) during his "Surviving R. Kelly" interview: "I'm not proud of that (day)", he said. In the longer clip, he discusses the oppression of black men and his awareness that black women are a more "oppressed and violated" group of people "in comparison with the whole world". But Chance also took to Twitter early this morning (January 6) to clarify that last statement, saying it was taken out of context in the documentary.

Editor's Note: This article was originally written based on Chance the Rapper's full quotes in Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries.

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"So I got an article this morning that R. Kelly streams have spiked substantially since the release of Surviving R. Kelly docuseries and I'm having a reeeeally hard time understanding why", she told fans in a video post on Instagram.

"I think it's important that I understand why", she said referring to the news. I love you @theshaderoom with @repostapp ・・・ TSR STAFF: Chantel P.! "Whoever this woman is, I have never seen her before anywhere on planet earth, until now".

In 2002, Kelly was charged with 21 counts of child pornography for a videotape that allegedly showed him having sex with an unidentified underage girl.

"To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all", Legend tweeted.

Singer JoJo has heaped praise on the women coming forward with sexual assault allegations against R. Kelly, revealing she heard all about the R&B star's reputation when she was starting out at the age of 12. I believe these women.