John Legend quickly defends his involvement in the R. Kelly documentary.
John Legend was one of the many faces to appear in Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly documentary, to speak about the disgraced artist and his shattered reputation. “To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all,” he wrote on Twitter last week. “I believe these women and don't give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist.”
It seems as though some Twitter users have found an old image of John, his wife Chrissy Teigen and Harvey Weinstein alleging he's a hypocrite since the former movie mogul also tarnished his reputation after dozens of women accused him of sexual assault.
"John Legend please explain?? I dont remember you publicly denouncing this man!!!" a user captioned the photo.
"I took a photo with and worked with Harvey on several occasions before his abuse was known to me and the rest of the world," John replied. "Since his being exposed, his company and career have rightfully been destroyed and he's been indicted. Sounds like something that should happen to R Kelly."
In another tweeted John added: "If y'all wanna cape for R [Kelly] and discount all these women's stories, just say it. Don't bring up some old pics of me and somebody else."