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Review: ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ explores decades of alleged sexual abuse by the singer and an industry’s complicity

“Surviving R. Kelly” revisits Kelly’s early-90s relationship with late singer Aaliyah, who met him when she was 12. He produced her album, “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number.” In the title song, she sings about trying to get an older guy to have sex with her. “It’s a perfect song for hiding in plain sight,” says cultural critic Touré. Believing she was pregnant, Kelly married her. He was 28, she was 15. The union made news, and was annulled, but Kelly’s career was hardly impacted.