John Legend Addresses Appearance On ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ + Questlove Reveals Why He Did Not

John Legend Addresses Appearance On 'Surviving R. Kelly' + Questlove Reveals Why He Did Not
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Last night ( Jan. 3), many were huddled up in front of their televisions to watch the first two episodes of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries.

On the first episode, John Legend made an appearance to speak about R. Kelly’s beginnings, and legacy as a producer, singer, and songwriter.

Most praised Legend for making the apperance, but as he revealed in a Tweet, the decision was easy for him.

During a recent interview with the Shadow and Act, executive producer Dream Hampton revealed that Questlove had declined an opportunity to appear on the program.

“I mean, most people just don’t want to touch it,” she said. “I remember [Questlove] 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.”

He then responded on Twitter.

I always thought Kels was trash,” he wrote in the now deleted Tweet. “My reason for declining the RKelly docu that I support 10000000 percent is I didn’t wanna be in the ‘good times’ portion of the doc, like stanning for his ‘genius.’ I was asked to talk about his genius. I do not nor have I EVER stanned for him.”