Six-part documentary Surviving R. Kelly aired on Lifetime over the weekend to record numbers for the channel; of the 50+ people interviewed for the series, perhaps the most well-known, 10-time-Grammy-award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend, had this to say about his involvement:

“To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all,” Legend said on Twitter. “I believe these women and don’t give a f— about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.” The decision wasn’t as easy for some other high-profile stars.

“When it comes to celebrities, It was incredibly difficult to get people who had collaborated (artistically) with Kelly to come forward. We asked Lady Gaga. We asked Erykah Badu. We asked Celine Dion. We asked Jay-Z. We asked Dave Chappelle. (They’re) people who have been critical of him,” Surviving R. Kelly executive producer dream hampton said in an interview with the Detroit Free Press. “John Legend was the only one who participated. 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.’ That makes John Legend even more of a hero for me.”

“We should all thank my friend @dreamhampton for her very necessary work to create #SurvivingRKelly,” Legend said in another tweet. “These survivors deserved to be lifted up and heard. I hope it gets them closer to some kind of justice.”

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