Bonus: R. Kelly Vs. The SavagesPlay
The release of Lifetime's 6-part documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" has sparked new conversations about the R&B singer — at the water cooler, on social media, and of course, on Reddit. Take THIS post in r/blackladies, in which a redditor writes:
I’m baffled at how many people, especially women, still like and ride for R. Kelly.
Someone make it make sense!!!! I don’t even really know how to look at people that I talk to when they defend him.
The documentary series includes interviews with dozens of women and people in the music industry who either witnessed or survived R. Kelly's alleged abuse, pedophilia, and predatory behavior.
Last May, our colleagues from the WBUR podcast Edge of Fame took a close look at the R&B singer — through the lens of a family who claims that R. Kelly is holding their daughter captive. We wanted to share that episode with you, as you navigate some of your own conversations and thoughts on the subject.
Thanks for listening, and we'll be back on Friday with our regular weekly episode.