The outcry that has followed “Surviving R. Kelly” grew so intense that it likely forced the label’s hand.
Surviving R. Kelly is a six-part Lifetime documentary detailing sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly that he has continuously denied. It aired over three nights, from January 3 to January 5, 2019.
Filmmaker and music critic Dream Hampton served as executive producer and musicians Chance the Rapper, John Legend and Stephanie "Sparkle" Edwards appeared in the documentary. Its premiere episode on January 3, 2019, was Lifetime's highest-rated program in more than two years, with 1.9 million total viewers.
It’s sad that this kind of documentary is what gets ratings.
From what I understand Kelly has not been convicted of a crime and maintains his innocence. But when you see the damage and result of his actions it makes you wonder.
Could this be a breach of contract between RCA/Sony and Kelly? Possibly, but who would want to associate with the sexually abusive behavior that Kelly brings to the table dating back 20 years.
And no, this does not mean your partner has to agree with everything you say. What we are talking about is the courage to express yourself regardless of what your opinions are.
You can never agree on everything.
The important thing is communication. And it should go both ways. But simple as this relationship requirement is, many couples are torn apart by poor communication.
Understandably, not everyone is an expert at communication, especially when it comes to their feelings. But there is a trick to overcome this. Try not to hold anything on the inside.
Say everything, even things that make you sad or angry. Your partner will not be able to figure out what you are feeling if you don’t express it openly.
In other words, you like to save people from problems. People come to you when they need someone to rescue them and you help them out every time.
While this is a great virtue, it makes it hard for you to change your mind, even when you should. To avoid feeling like you are a liar, you put yourself through situations you don’t like.
You, or anyone else for that matter, deserve to be in a relationship that is secure and free from manipulation based on your insecurities.
Love is described as having matured when the partners are calm, confident and unafraid. When you are certain of your partner’s love and respect for you, and you have the same to offer, then nothing should worry you.
So, if you come across such a relationship, hold on tightly. Many people let go and regretted it all their lives. Don’t be among them.