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Last week, the shocking docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly" premiered, but Jada Pinkett-Smith wants to know why sales from the disgraced R&B star have skyrocketed since the episodes aired?

The Blast reported on Friday that a Spotify spokesperson confirmed R. Kelly’s streams spiked by 16 percent after Lifetime aired part 1 of the documentary on Thursday night. 

Pinkett-Smith released a video on her Twitter account with the caption:

"How is it that R Kelly’s music sales have spiked (substantially) since the release of the docuseries Surviving R Kelly? I need some help in understanding. What am I missing???”

In the video, the Hollywood actress looks directly into the camera and asks her followers:

“So I got an article this morning about how R. Kelly’s music sales and his streams have spiked substantially since the release of Surviving R. Kelly docuseries and I’m having a really difficult time understanding why. But I think it’s important to understand why.

“I really would like for you guys to help me understand what I’m missing. Even if I’m missing something that I don’t necessarily agree with. I just want to understand what I’m missing. So if you could sound off below, that’d be great. And we could continue the conversation Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on our Facebook Live.

“I really don’t want to believe that it’s because black girls don’t matter enough. Or is that the reason? So let me know. Happy Sunday.”

In the documentary, several survivors of R. Kelly's abuse spoke candidly about their experiences with him. One determined mother was even successful in rescuing her daughter from him and his ex-wife revealed the hell she experienced as his wife.

What was even more shocking, is the number of people online who still do not hold the megastar responsible for his actions and continue to blame the victims.

Did you watch "Surviving R. Kelly?"