The debut of Lifetime’s Surviving R.Kelly had the world in shock as the six part series shared several stories of the R&B singer’s victims and what they endured. Ever since it’s premiere, the music industry has gathered to cancel him out, removing him from radio airwaves and dropping him from numerous performances.
The docu-series brought awareness to the survivors’ stories, giving women a platform to stand on and speak their truth, in hopes of rescuing others at risk of suffering the same fate. Whether it was from Kelly himself or from another, it acknowledged the women’s strength, racking in over 2 million viewers within the first three days. Last night, executive producer Brie Miranda Bryant alongside survivors Lizzette Martinez, Asante McGee, Faith Rodgers and Lisa VanAllen were presented with the Best Documentary during the 2019 MTV Music & TV Awards.
Bryant emphasized on what it took to create the series.
“Entire production teams assembled their shields to tell this story. Survivors walked through the fire and then stood again to tell this story, and parents shared the hell that they still stand in to tell this story.”