How R. Kelly Is Connected to ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Season 8

The Shahs of Sunset Season 8 trailer just dropped, and it seems as if there’s no end in sight when it comes to the new drama assailing the cast of the popular Bravo show. Reza Farahan and MJ Javid have ended their friendship. Farahan has a restraining order against Javid’s husband. And, in a bizarre twist of events, it seems as if R. Kelly is loosely connected to the upcoming season through one of his ex-girlfriends. It looks like it’s going to be an absolutely wild season for Shahs of Sunset.

‘Shahs of Sunset’ Season 8 connects to R. Kelly 

Adam Neely, MJ Javid, Reza Farahan of 'Shahs of Sunset'
Adam Neely, Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Reza Farahan of Shahs of Sunset | Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Shahs of Sunset Season 8 sees the return of many favorite cast members, including Reza Farahan and his former best friend, Mercedes MJ Javid. While storms are brewing between those two, another cast member is joining the group. 

Sara Jeihooni joins the cast, introduced as a new friend. She’s referred to as “a big ball of positivity.” However, one clip in the trailer was certain to raise fan eyebrows.

At one point, we see Jeihooni sitting down with Reza Farahan. She hands him a piece of paper and says, “It’s a subpoena. It’s gotta be about my ex.” 

Farahan, looking surprised, says, “R. Kelly?” 

This is tiny detail is a juicy piece of information for fans, especially given how much scrutiny R. Kelly has been facing in the wake of Surviving R. Kelly. It will certainly be interesting to see how this subpoena plays out in the context of the show, and hopefully viewers will receive more details about Jeihooni’s former relationship with him.

Reza Farahan takes out a restraining order 

Reza Farahan, Adam Neely of 'Shahs of Sunset'
Reza Farahan, Adam Neely of Shahs of Sunset | Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Meanwhile, drama continues to bubble and brew between Reza Farahan, MJ Javid, and Javid’s husband, Tommy Feight. 

Things got so bad between Farahan and Feight that Farahan took out a three-year restraining order against him. This action was the result of Feight entering Farahan’s property and committing an act of vandalism. 

Farahan has said of the event, “At 2:18 p.m. on 5/19 he called and threatened my life by phone and at 2:34 p.m. he vandalized our home.”

In the trailer for the new season, video evidence of the occurrence is shown. Feight appears to take a potted plant, and throw it towards Farahan’s fence. During the trailer, Feight says, “I broke a plant. I wanted to break his legs.”

Season 8 will address MJ Javid and Reza Farahan’s feud

Reza Farahan and MJ Javid of 'Shahs of Sunset'
Reza Farahan and Mercedes “MJ” Javid of Shahs of Sunset | Aude Guerrucci/Getty Images

Fans are hoping that Season 8 of Shahs of Sunset will further illuminate what exactly the nature of Reza Farahan and MJ Javid’s feud is. 

For Farahan, frustration seems to stem from claims that MJ Javid was spreading rumors about his marriage, telling others that things were not going well between Reza and Adam Farahan. 

Meanwhile, Javid seems angry that she received no attention from Farahan while she was in the hospital. During the trailer, she says, “I don’t like being left dead in the hospital!”

“Before she went into the hospital everything was fine between Reza and her, but during the time that she was in ICU and intubated, Reza blocked her on social media and never reached out once,” a source told People.

Hopefully, Season 8 will reveal more of what exactly went down between the two. For now, Reza Farahan is claiming that their friendship is over for the foreseeable future.