Jada Pinkett Smith is speaking out after the second night of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” aired on Friday.
The six-part documentary chronicles decades of the singer’s alleged sexual misconduct, which he has continuously denied. With more than 50 interviews with Kelly’s victims, former associates, and family members, it has been a revealing portrayal of how the “Ignition” singer allegedly terrorized and assaulted young Black girls for decades.
“I just watched this with my daughter Willow,” Pinkett Smith wrote in an Instagram post. “It was tough to watch but deeply important. It brought up A LOT for us both.”
She continued: “Mothers and fathers … it’s tough content but it’s important we have conversations with both our daughters and sons around the many issues in this docuseries. It’s well done and makes it clear that we gotta do better … in so many ways.”
The Red Table Talk host is not the only one who has been tuning in. According to Deadline, the documentary’s Thursday premiere drew 1.9 million total viewers Thursday night, marking Lifetime’s best performance in more than two years in all key demos.
“Surviving R. Kelly” will debut its final two parts Saturday on Lifetime.