'SNL': Weekend Update Takes on R. Kelly Allegations

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During the "Weekend Update" segment of the latest installment of NBC's Saturday Night Live the late-night sketch show made a quick, blink-and-you'll-miss-it reference to the allegations against singer R. Kelly, which were recently the subject of a new Lifetime documentary series called Surviving R. Kelly.

Speaking about the government shutdown, which was mentioned throughout Saturday's episode, "Weekend Update" co-host Colin Jost said, "These protections aren't even real laws that he's proposing. I trust Donald Trump about as much as I trust R. Kelly in a Claire's boutique." The latter is a shop targeted at young girls.

The three-night, six-hour documentary Surviving R. Kelly details the singer’s long history of alleged abuse against young women and features multiple women sharing their claims of sexual abuse by the performer. Kelly's former intern recently spoke out, claiming she and Kelly had a sexual relationship when she was 16 years old. 

Kelly and Sony recently parted ways in the wake of the documentary and continued discussions over the allegations.