On Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, R. Kelly’s accusers and former employees members, in addition to media critics, attorneys, and different key figures, dissect the numerous intercourse abuse allegations towards him. R. Kelly is awaiting trial, which is able to start in Apr. 2020, however he has denied all the accusations towards him.
On Night 1 of the three-night, five-episode docuseries, R. Kelly’s youthful brother Carey Kelly and a former artist supervisor dropped bombshell claims concerning the notorious 2002 tape that allegedly confirmed R. Kelly in a sexual scenario with an underage lady.
A former Jive Records artist supervisor mentioned he noticed the tape
Jimmy Maynes, a former artist supervisor at Jive Records, revealed on Surviving R. Kelly Part II that he had seen the alleged tape in query. What he noticed, he mentioned, had at all times haunted him.
“During the time of the explosive tape, I remember them playing 15 or 20 seconds,” Maynes mentioned. “At that point, my bosses said, ‘We’ve seen enough.’ There are just some things I think you can’t unsee.”
Maynes claims he was advised to move as much as Chicago, the place Kelly was from, and “buy up all the tapes” he might discover. The former inventive mentioned he felt uneasy concerning the orders, however he was advised his job and others’ jobs may very well be in jeopardy if he didn’t, claiming a higher-up advised him, “Rob keeps the lights on around here.”
“I felt like I was black on the block,” he mentioned of the illicit “project. “Like, what you got?”
R. Kelly allegedly claimed his brother was responsible
Maynes claimed on Surviving R. Kelly Part II that the artist had an attention-grabbing excuse for the notorious tape.
“I confronted Rob about it one day,” Maynes defined. He mentioned Kelly advised him, ‘Jimmy, you know, it wasn’t me. It was my brother.’”
“He said it was his twin brother,” Maynes continued, including that he felt “manipulated” as a result of Kelly was so convincing that it even made him doubt the reality of what he’d seen.
R. Kelly’s brother Bruce mentioned the powers that be had been greater than keen to push that narrative. “The guy in the video looks like his younger brother as well,” he claimed they’d trace.
Carey’s identify hit the headlines and he reportedly refused a significant provide
Kelly’s rumor about his youthful brother hit the headlines, and the media ran with the story. At the time and now, Carey vehemently denies any involvement with or data of the tape.
“I hadn’t been around Robert since 1996,” mentioned Carey on the docuseries. “I hadn’t been on tour with him…I hadn’t seen Robert in years. And then my name end up getting brought up in the situation.”
R. Kelly’s brother added that he felt particularly betrayed as a result of his well-known sibling by no means denied the false claims about him. “He never came forth and said, you know, what y’all hearing, it’s not true,” Carey mentioned. Later, he admitted, “I know my mama turning over in her grave, because this is not how she meant it to be for us.”
In an particularly surprising second, Carey claimed his brother even requested him to take the autumn, tried to bribe him, and requested he declare it was him within the tape.
But Carey by no means thought-about him, saying he wasn’t about to “perjure [himself] in a court of law…for some stuff that didn’t have anything to do with me.”
“He was saying, ‘Man I’ll buy you a car, I’ll buy you a record deal, I’ll give you $50,000,’” claimed Carey. “I said, ‘Let me tell you something man. You ain’t got enough money for me to say that’s me because it ain’t worth me selling my soul.”