"Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter" Lands Trailer & Release Date

"Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter" will be airing in January.

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R. Kelly Appears In Court For Aggravated Sexual Abuse Charges

The trailer for Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter is here, along with an announcement that new episodes will be airing next month. The new chapters will focus on the fallout on Kelly as he faces multiple federal and state trials.

In particular, night one will detail the abuse, intimidation, and courtroom testimony of Azriel Clary. On the other hand, night two will center on a survivor identified as Jane Doe #1.

R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court Building after a hearing on sexual abuse charges on May 7, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. - Kelly is charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

The continuation of the series comes after Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a federal sex crimes case. A jury found him guilty on three separate counts of child pornography and three counts of enticement of a minor. He is also awaiting trial in Minnesota and Illinois for similar crimes.

In addition to his legal drama, Kelly also recently dealt with someone leaking his album, I Admit It. The project spontaneously popped up on streaming services, last week.

“It’s stolen music,” the disgraced singer’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, told The Hollywood Reporter. “A police report was filed some time ago because his masters were stolen, but there’s not much of an appetite to investigate these things. People have had access to his intellectual property rights that they are attempting to profit off of, but unfortunately that does not include Mr. Kelly.”

Check out the trailer for Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter below. Be on the lookout for the newest installment on January 2 and 3 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT. The episodes will be airing on Lifetime.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.