John Legend is the only star to appear in the documentary Surviving R Kelly.
The first of the six-parter aired on Lifetime on Thursday, interviewing dozens former friends, family members and colleagues about the singer who all make grim claims about the singer abusing women and young girls.
But Legend is essentially the only fellow artist who agreed to speak out where many more declined.
‘R. Kelly has brought so much pain to so many people,’ John says in an interview. ‘Time’s up for R. Kelly.’
Producer dream hampton claimed Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Celine Dion, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Lil Kim and Questlove all refused to participate.
‘When it comes to celebrities, It was incredibly difficult to get people who had collaborated (artistically) with Kelly to come forward, she told Detroit Free Press, pointing out that Gaga, Badu, Dion, Jay-Z and Chappelle had all been critical of him in the past.
‘That makes John Legend even more of a hero for me,’ she said.
On Thursday night John tweeted: To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all.
‘I believe these women and don’t give a f*ck about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.’
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Source: Daily Mail