John Legend Addresses Critics Who Seize On His Old Photo With Harvey Weinstein: ‘If Y’all Wanna Cape for R … Just Say It’


One day you’re being praised and the other criticized.

It’s something John Legend is now experiencing after he was given credit for being one of the only major artists to speak out against R. Kelly in the “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries.

John Legend responded to those who criticized him for being in a photo with Harvey Weinstein.

On Monday, Jan. 7, Legend explained that he took a photo with Harvey Weinstein in the past, before his legal problems. Of course, Weinstein has been accused of multiple instances of sexual assault, and in May 2018 he was charged in New York City with rape, sex abuse, criminal sex act and sexual misconduct.

“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,” Legend tweeted. “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.”

One social media user then came for the “All of Me” singer and said he should’ve called out Weinstein in the same way he did Kelly.

“Please explain?? I don’t remember you publicly denouncing this man,” that person wrote.

Legend responded and noted that he participated in “Surviving R. Kelly” for personal reasons and blasted those defending the fallen R&B singer.

“If y’all wanna cape for R and discount all these women’s stories, just say it,” he tweeted. “Don’t bring up some old pics of me and somebody else.”

Legend then responded to another Twitter user who agreed that R. Kelly should be behind bars.

“I’m glad you agree with me that R deserves the Weinstein treatment,” he wrote. “Believe the victims, expose the rampant predatory behavior, career destruction and indictment with convictions hopefully in the future.”

“No one asked me to be in a Harvey doc,” Legend continued. “I’m friends with the #SurvivingRKelly director and several protesters in the #MuteRKelly movement, so I had a personal connection and agreed to appear. I don’t just go around interviewing for every exposé. This is dumb.”

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