R. Kelly docuseries leaves behind a burning question: do black girls’ lives matter?

(CNN)Following the “Surviving R. Kelly” finale, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chance the Rapper and other celebrities are asking, “Do black girls’ lives matter?” In 2017, he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a teen. At the time, Kelly’s publicist denied previous allegations, saying they were “made up by individuals known to be dishonest.” But after Saturday’s last episode of the series, people who took to social media had one question: why did no one care about the girls? The conversation stems partly from a controversial statement Chance The Rapper made — and which was used in the documentary — in which he said he didn’t care about the allegations at the time, because they were coming from black women. …