WATCH: Social media reacts to Surviving R.Kelly docuseries

Chicago prosecutors filed additional felony sex crime charges against R&B superstar R. Kelly.


LOS ANGELES - Surviving R. Kelly premiered on Lifetime despite legal threats from the disgraced R&B singer.

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The show explores the details around allegations of alleged abusive behavior by the 51-year-old singer through dozens of interviews with survivors.

The survivors speak out in this trailer for the new series: Surviving R. Kelly #Lifetime

Viewers have had mixed reactions to the first episode with many people in disbelief and others outraged by the details shared by the survivors.

Stars such John Legend, Kerry Washington and Terry Crews have taken to social media to show their support for the survivors.

The remaining episodes will air on Friday and Saturday on Lifetime.