John Legend is being extensively applauded by followers for showing in a six-part Lifetime Channel documentary that shines a light-weight on singer R. Kelly‘s alleged sexual abuse victims known as Surviving R. Kelly. The chief producer approached quite a few stars within the music business to take part and was turned down by so many, however not John. Because the sequence kicked off its first episode on Jan. 3, so many individuals thanked John for his bravery in talking out concerning the controversial 51-year-old singer and he stated it was no brainer as a result of R. Kelly is a “serial youngster rapist.”
“To everybody telling me how brave I’m for showing within the doc, it didn’t really feel dangerous in any respect. I consider these girls and don’t give a f**ok about defending a serial youngster rapist. Straightforward determination,” he wrote on Twitter after he was deluged with reward from followers for being one of many solely celebs within the docu-series talking out in opposition to R. Kelly. It options alleged victims who declare he preyed on them as youngsters, his family members, former colleagues and extra who allege that he used his energy within the music business to cowl up sexual and bodily abuse of ladies and younger girls. It additionally particulars how he allegedly had intercourse with late singer Aaliyah when she was 15 and he was 27.
John added “Additionally I’m pleased to help the work of individuals like my mates at
@ALongWalkHome who’ve been talking out on behalf of the survivors for a very long time.” The non-profit makes use of the humanities to artwork to coach, have interaction, and empower younger individuals to finish violence in opposition to women and girls.
Surviving R. Kelly’s government producer Dream Hampton instructed the Detroit Free Press that she approached a variety of huge music business names to take part and was turned down by Erykah Badu, JAY-Z, comic Dave Chappelle, and Woman Gaga — all of whom have labored with R. Kelly prior to now. She instructed Shadow and Act in a separate interview that Questlove, Mary J. Blige, and Lil’ Kim additionally turned down requests to take part in her R. Kelly docu-series. Dream instructed the DFP that consequently, “That makes John Legend much more of a hero for me.”