Musician and activist John Legend on Friday explained to HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher that he would not play R. Kelly’s music at a party.
Maher noted that Legend was one of the only major stars to appear in the new documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which details allegations of sexual and physical abuse by the musician.
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 fuck about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 4, 2019
Legend discussed how the powerlessness of the victims allowed the predation to continue.
When asked, Legend says he would not play R. Kelly’s music at a party.