John Legend Says He 'Doesn't Give A F**k' About Protecting Child Rapists After Praise For Appearing In 'Surviving R. Kelly'

The docuseries' executive producer said she asked other A-list celebrities to partake in the series but was refused.

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| January 04 2019,

1:21 pm

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter John Legend recently voiced his support for the new Lifetime mini-series Surviving R. Kelly which premiered on Thursday. 

The Independent reports the musician, who appears in the documentary, is the only high-profile celebrity featured among several women giving testimonies against Kelly.

Legend took to Twitter to share his thoughts about his role on the docuseries. In his first tweet reflecting on the premiere of the series, he thanked documentary's executive producer Dream Hampton for her work along with the survivors for speaking out. 

"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," he wrote.

“John Legend was the only one," Hampton stated. “I asked Jay-Z, I asked Mary J. Blige, I asked Lil Kim, Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle..."

“I mean, most people just don't want to touch it. I remember Ahmir ["Questlove" Thompson] was like, 'I would do anything for you but I can't do this.' It's not because they support him, it's because it's so messy and muddy. It's that turning away that has allowed this to go on," she continued. 

"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," he wrote in a second tweet. 

The "All of Me" singer ended his series of tweets with a thank you to A Long Walk Home, a non-profit organization which uses art to educate people about sexual and domestic violence. 

Surviving R. Kelly


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