What in the world?! A low-profile screening of the Lifetime documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" was abruptly evacuated last night after someone called in a gun threat!
The Hollywood Reporter stated that "the premiere was being held at NeueHouse Madison Square and featured special guests including #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, cultural critic Jamilah Lemieux and accusers of Kelly, including Kitti Jones, Jerhonda Pace, Lisa Van Allen, Asante McGee and Lizzette Martinez. All were asked to leave the venue following the threat.
"As a precaution, we evacuated," a Lifetime representative told The Hollywood Reporter. The premiere has been called off and Lifetime will regroup tomorrow do discuss potentially rescheduling. "Tonight's all about the safety of everyone — we're not even thinking of what to do next yet," the representative added.
The caller was anonymous, but the call originated from Chicago, Lifetime told THR. The New York Police Department could not immediately confirm they had anyone on the scene to investigate."
The aftermath was captured on video by several Twitter influencers. These videos were taken by Author Feminista Jones. Watch and see why we're all suspicious.
We gotta hand it to Feminista Jones, she does AMAZING on the scene reporting!
"Lifetime's three-part series gathers accusers of the artist and individuals from his "inner circle," according to the cabler, to detail alleged physical, emotional and mental abuse by the artist."
The "Surviving R. Kelly documentary is set to air January 3, 2019 at 9pm and, of course, we're going to be glued to the tube and live tweeting!
Who do you all think the culprit was? Do you think it was someone from Kelly's camp?