John Legend Calls R. Kelly a Serial Child Rapist After Docuseries Debut
After Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly debuted last night (Jan. 3), the award-winning singer called the Chicago native a serial child rapist and refused to defend him. In a tweet, Legend, who appears in the new docuseries, unapologetically embraces Kelly's alleged victims and says that he believes the stories they tell in the harrowing docuseries.
"To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all," Legend tweeted. "I believe these women and don't give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision."
The EGOT hasn't been one to hold back his true feelings about the "I Admit" singer. Last year, Legend joined in on the #MuteRKelly campaign that dominated Twitter by sharing one women's advocacy group's (Time’s Up) open letter that denounced Kelly and demanded that the music industry as whole cut ties with the veteran R&B singer.
“I stand with the women of #timesup #muterkelly,” Legend posted, quote tweeting the open letter last year.
Legend's most recent anti-R. Kelly tweet comes one day after R. Kelly's lawyers threatened to sue Lifetime if they didn't pull the docuseries. In a letter sent to the network, Kelly's legal team warned that the six-part program is "packed with lies" and that a lawsuit would be filed immediately if the series aired.
See John Legend's tweet about R. Kelly for yourself below.
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