Surviving R. Kelly

10 Worst Episodes of Surviving R. Kelly

Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kellyโ€™s genre defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior, and pedophilia. Despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses, to date, none of these accusations have seemingly affected him. For the first time ever, survivors and people from R. Kellyโ€™s inner circle, are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental, and physical abuse. They are now finally ready to share their full story and shed light on the secret life the public has never seen.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 20, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

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#10 - All The Missing Girls (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Parents of girls in R. Kelly's camp accuse him of keeping them psychologically and sexually imprisoned. One mother fights to get her daughter back -- and wins.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 304 votes.

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#9 - Please Come Forward (Season 2 - Episode 3)


R. Kelly faces his first round of criminal charges after the airing of "Surviving R. Kelly;" survivor Jerhonda Pace reveals a shocking pact she made.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 80 votes.

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#8 - The Settlement Factory (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Tiffany Hawkins, the first person to attempt to hold R. Kelly legally responsible for his actions, breaks her silence and tells her story on camera after more than two decades.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 92 votes.

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#7 - Sex Tape Scandal (Season 1 - Episode 3)


As journalists uncover a trail of lawsuits and confidential settlements concerning underage girls, an underground sex tape emerges that puts R. Kelly in a compromising position.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 329 votes.

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#6 - Hiding In Plain Sight (Season 1 - Episode 2)

After his marriage to Aaliyah is annulled, R. Kelly continues to soar on top of the charts. A talented choreographer becomes the new Mrs. Kelly in a secret ceremony.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 362 votes.

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#5 - The Pied Piper of R&B (Season 1 - Episode 1)


As R. Kelly rises to fame and power as an R&B icon, he forms relationships with younger singers and dancers. Rumors about his marriage to a 15 year old Aaliyah do little to stop his meteoric trajectory.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 429 votes.

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#4 - After the Rescue (Season 2 - Episode 4)

R. Kelly is released from jail and does a controversial interview with Gayle King. Following her rescue by her mother in Surviving R. Kelly, Dominique Gardner speaks on camera for the first time.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 72 votes.

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#3 - The People vs. R. Kelly (Season 1 - Episode 4)


R. Kelly goes to trial in Chicago on multiple counts of child pornography for his alleged participation in a sex tape involving a minor.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 313 votes.

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#2 - It Hasn't Stopped (Season 2 - Episode 1)

As the world reels from the release of Surviving R. Kelly, a gun threat wreaks havoc at the premiere.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 93 votes.

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#1 - Bring Our Girls Home (Season 2 - Episode 5)


As R. Kelly is taken into federal custody without bail, the families of Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary wonder if they'll ever return home.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 67 votes.

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