After ‘Surviving R Kelly,’ the #MuteRKelly movement gains momentum


Today is R. Kelly's 52nd birthday and his past-and present actions-are haunting him after "Surviving R. Kelly" aired on Lifetime last week.

According to TMZ, the accused sex offender has vowed "to expose his accusers" for what he claims were "blatant" lies spewed in the recently released Lifetime docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly". The other side of this speaks to the idea that a morally corrupt man has leveraged fame and fortune to assist him in ruining the lives of many women while violating them in awful and disrespectful ways.

"R Kelly and I have sometimes, very untrue things written about us, so in a way this was a bond between us". The documentary series features 50 interviews, including those with women who were allegedly sexually and physically abused by the singer.

On Sunday, sources close to Kelly told TMZ he is "disgusted" by the series and believes the producers have a "vendetta" against him.

In the final part of the documentary, it's alleged that Kelly forces women to use buckets instead of bathrooms at his estate, and that the buckets could only be emptied with his permission. But, the Acid Raps rapper does have plenty of defenders, including the interviewer Jamilah Lemieux.

For more powerful stories from alleged victims of R. Kelly, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE on newsstands now.

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However, the singer has denied any allegations of sexual and physical abuse made against him.

"We're programmed to really be hypersensitive to black male oppression", he said.

"No longer willing to silence my PAIN AND SUGARCOAT THE ABUSE I ENDURED because of how my abuser and his LEGAL TEAM were THREATENING to come against me if I 'didn't choose wisely.' NO MORE!" she continued.

"If you want to prove your innocence and say we're all lying - which I know we're not - I challenge him to a lie detector test live", she said. "Maybe these sales represent the curious listener hoping R. Kelly gives them something that they won't see in the blinding heat of the limelight", jlabbeii wrote.

Rolling Stone originally reported that Chance said, "I didn't value the accusers' stories because they were black women". Although reporting has indicated for decades that Kelly is a serial sexual predator, fans, the music industry, and collaborators alike have excused Kelly on the strength of his musical chops.