“Surviving R. Kelly” aired for three nights on Lifetime, giving a voice to the women who have allegedly been sexually and physically assaulted by R. Kelly. One of those women is his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, who was married to him from 1996 to 1999. However, Andrea is getting backlash after a video surfaced of her happily singing along to Kelly’s music.
See the video below of Andrea Kelly on Facebook Live singing R. Kelly’s 2004 song “Happy People.” She refers to him as her “baby daddy” and says “happy people, not you old, irritating ass people.”
While the caption on the video claims it is from three months ago, other reports says the video is from 2017. Nonetheless, Andrea Kelly has responded via her reps to TMZ, saying, “This (video) in no way should be perceived as an extension of support for R. Kelly, but should be viewed as a statement of her strength and not having been defeated.”
In “Surviving R. Kelly,” Andrea detailed extreme abuse. The 44-year-old said she nearly miscarried her son Robert Jr., explaining, “I was under so much stress that when I went to the OBGYN, they couldn’t find his heartbeat. And I remember getting to the emergency room and I remember coming through the door and…people were grabbing me and putting stuff in my arm. I went through the labor and I just remember falling so in love with little Rob because he came here so strong. I was in that much stress.”
She also said, “You don’t even believe in your own sense of judgement after awhile, and you’re trying to figure out ‘How do I get him back to the good space?’ I’ll just take responsibility for it, I’ll just say it’s my fault. I’ll say yes to whatever it is, I’ll apologize, because if I could just get him back to the good guy, the one that I fell in love with, then I’m in a good space.”
Executive produced by dream hampton, the docu-series detailed accounts from people in Kelly’s circle, including the singer’s brother, Bruce, who outwardly said Kelly had a “preference” for young women and singer Sparkle (the aunt of the 14-year-old in the sex tape) who testified against him in court.