The BEST Episodes of Surviving R. Kelly

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2020

Network: Lifetime

Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly’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. Kelly’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.

Black Girls Matter

#1 - Black Girls Matter

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 5, 2019

As other major public figures fall from grace, women's groups come forward to take aim against the sexually brazen superstar. Is R. Kelly's time finally up?

star 7.94
250 votes
All The Missing Girls

#2 - All The Missing Girls

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 5, 2019

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.

star 7.78
297 votes
Please Come Forward

#3 - Please Come Forward

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 3, 2020

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.

star 7.69
55 votes
The Settlement Factory

#4 - The Settlement Factory

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 2, 2020

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.

star 7.67
67 votes
Hiding In Plain Sight

#5 - Hiding In Plain Sight

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 3, 2019

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.

star 7.64
357 votes
It Hasn't Stopped

#6 - It Hasn't Stopped

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 2, 2020

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

star 7.63
67 votes
Sex Tape Scandal

#7 - Sex Tape Scandal

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 4, 2019

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.

star 7.62
324 votes
After the Rescue

#8 - After the Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 3, 2020

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.

star 7.62
50 votes
The Pied Piper of R&B

#9 - The Pied Piper of R&B

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 3, 2019

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.

star 7.61
424 votes
The People vs. R. Kelly

#10 - The People vs. R. Kelly

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 4, 2019

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

star 7.58
309 votes
Bring Our Girls Home

#11 - Bring Our Girls Home

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 4, 2020

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.

star 7.53
47 votes