John Legend Slams 'Serial Child Rapist' R Kelly After Documentary Appearance

4 January 2019, 10:43

John Legend slams R Kelly after documentary appearance
John Legend slams R Kelly after documentary appearance. Picture: PA

John Legend appeared in the 'Surviving R Kelly' documentary and took to Twitter to claim he refused to help 'protect a serial child rapist'.

New claims about R Kelly's sexual relationship with 15-year-old Aaliyah emerged from a new documentary called 'Surviving R Kelly' recently - and John Legend has taken to Twitter to defend his decision to appear in the show.

> Aaliyah's Mum Releases Official Statement After R Kelly Underage Sex Claims

John Legend has been a vocal supporter of the women who have claimed they're victims of R Kelly's abuse and he's once again stated “I believe these women" in a new statement.

Writing on Twitter, John Legend said, '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**k about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision."

Speaking about the series producer Dream Hampton, Legend added, 'We should all thank my friend @dreamhampton for her very necessary work to create #SurvivingRKelly. These survivors deserved to be lifted up and heard. I hope it gets them closer to some kind of justice.'

According to reports, other artists such as Jay Z and Erykah Badu had also been invited to appear in the documentary, however it was only John Legend who accepted the offer.

John Legend defends his appearance on 'Surviving R Kelly'
John Legend defends his appearance on 'Surviving R Kelly'. Picture: Twitter

Back in 2018 the #MuteRKelly campaign began after further claims about abuse suffered at the hands of the R&B star emerged and John Legend was quick to back the campaign then too.

After sharing an open letter in April 2018, Legend tweeted, 'I stand with the women of #timesup #muterkelly'.

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