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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)

People are dragging Sparkle through the mud right now.

If you haven’t watched the Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly yet, then you may not know who we are talking about, but we will fill you in any way.

Stephanie “Sparkle” Edwards, used to be a backup singer/dancer for R. Kelly and she appeared in Surviving R. Kelly for some intense confessions.

Back in 2008, R. Kelly was tried in a child pornography case over a leaked sex tape that allegedly had R. Kelly participating in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl.

Sparkle testified that the 14-year-old girl in the video was her niece that she introduced to R. Kelly two years prior.

R. Kelly was found not guilty.

Now, after the airing of Surviving R. Kelly, Sparkle has been receiving major backlash for her “role” in the whole situation. She is now being accused of turning a blind eye to R. Kelly and his antics and she should have never introduced her niece to him in the first place but Sparkle says otherwise.

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She sat down for an interview and said this:

Like, hear me, I did not know. Had I known when it first jumped off, I would have reacted the same way I reacted when I did know, I called the authorities even prior to the tape [coming] to my knowledge. I got phone calls from his inner camp, from a couple of people, saying something wasn’t right and that I should be looking into this.”

The caveat is that Sparkle’s own sister, brother-in-law, and niece told police that the claims were false and that the girl in the video was not her.

I’m sure that all of this will finally sort itself out but in the meantime, R. Kelly and his team are running around like crazy people.

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Written by Christopher Schweitzer
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