Is it possible to separate the art from the artist? Recent events in pop culture have brought up this discussion again. In early January, LifeTime premiered Surviving R. Kelly, a docu-series that explores the sexual abuse allegations that have come out against R. Kelly over the last 20 plus years. Despite these various allegations, R. Kelly's music career continued to thrive, even now. In the week since the documentary premiered, R. Kelly's Music sales have increased.