During a recent appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher”, Grammy award-winning singer, John Legend has disclosed that he spoke out about R. Kelly to give a voice to the “powerless” victims.
Legend who also revealed he never plays Kelly’s music at parties went further to discuss the #MeToo movement.
Speaking about the #MeToo movement in the music industry, Maher said,
“I think a lot of people have asked in the last few years, like, ‘When is the #MeToo movement going to come to the music industry?I think what a lot of people are thinking is ‘God that’s so ubiquitous in the music industry, where would you even start?’”
“Yeah, I don’t know,” Legend replied. “I mean I think clearly we’re having this conversation about R.Kelly, there’s another article this week in The New York Times about another musician and so I think there’s a conversation being had. I just think music is probably a bit more decentralised.”
It would be recalled that Legend was one of the biggest stars to appear on “Surviving R. Kelly”, a Lifetime’s docuseries about victims of alleged sexual abuse of multiple women and underage girls speaking out against Kelly.