The docuseries Surviving R Kelly is a week away and just in time for Christmas Lifetime dropped the first two trailers for the six-hour, three part series that debuts on Jan. 3 and delves into the singer’s history of alleged physical and emotional abuse of women.
The emotional first part of the trailer promises the women’s “untold story,” with close-ups of alleged victims Jerhonda Pace, Kitti Jones, Asante McGee, Lisa Van Allen, singer Sparkle and Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, breaking down in tears when asked to describe the alleged abuse they suffered at the singer’s hands. “God, I can’t take another day, I can’t do this anymore,” Andrea Kelly says through tears, while Pace describes feeling “like a prisoner.” In the second clip, the women describe being brainwashed and suffering mental and physical abuse.
“I finally realized it doesn’t get better,” says Andrea Kelly. “It gets worse.”
The show’s Dec. 4 New York premiere was evacuated after a called-in gun threat; no arrests have been made in the incident so far. Surviving R Kelly will air over three consecutive nights beginning on Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch the trailers below.