The “Surviving R. Kelly” premiere will have to wait.
Those in attendance for the Lifetime docuseries’ premiere were forced to evacuate NeueHouse Madison Square in New York on Tuesday night.
An anonymous gun threat was called in from Chicago and the decision was made to get everyone out of the building. “As a precaution, we evacuated,” a Lifetime representative told The Hollywood Reporter. “Tonight’s all about the safety of everyone — we’re not even thinking of what to do next yet.”
Lifetime executives will meet on Wednesday to discuss a possible rescheduling of the premiere.
#MeToo founder Tarana Burke was in attendance for the series’ premiere. Kelly accusers Kitti Jones, Jerhonda Pace, Lisa Van Allen, Asante McGee and Lizzette Martinez were all in the building as well.
“Surviving R. Kelly” is a three-part series detailing alleged physical and mental abuse of victims at the hand of Kelly. It is set to premiere Jan. 3.