Celebrities and survivors speak up in #SurvivingRKelly docuseries
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Celebrities and survivors speak up in #SurvivingRKelly docuseries

The six-part exposé into the R&B legend's sexual misconduct allegations saw many stars and survivors speak up in the harrowing docuseries which trended on social media over the weekend.

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Raw, hard, emotional, and very real - that's what many had to say about Lifetime's 'Surviving R Kelly' docuseries. 

The three-day, six-episode docuseries aired on the channel on Thursday night and saw a string of celebrities and survivors speaking about the R&B legend's alleged sexual misconduct allegations, which have surfaced throughout the 30-years of his career.

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The episodes saw his backup dancers, singers, and even ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, take viewers down alleged scenes of the abuse they witnessed and experienced from Kelly.

It is reported that Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, and Jay-Z were asked to be a part of the series, but it was global superstar John Legend who came forward and agreed to talk.

READ: Activists call for R. Kelly's music to be muted

"When it comes to celebrities, It was incredibly difficult to get people who had collaborated (artistically) with Kelly to come forward. We asked Lady Gaga. We asked Erykah Badu. We asked Celine Dion. We asked Jay-Z. We asked Dave Chappelle. (They're) people who have been critical of him. That makes John Legend even more of a hero for me," said Dream Hampton, executive producer of 'Surviving R. Kelly'

Legend quickly responded to the news of him appearing in the series by saying it was an "easy decision" for him to talk openly against Kelly. 

"To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all. I believe these women ... Easy decision," he said in a tweet.

#SurvivingRKelly and #MuteRKelly trended on Twitter, and the platform was ablaze with users and celebs who shared their thoughts.

The words and the tears of the survivors are enough to leave you with a lump in your throat - especially if you grew up in the 90's listening to the 51-year-old 'I Believe I Can Fly' singer.

Check out the teaser trailer for the docuseries below:

Watch the trailer for part 1 and part 2 below:

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