John Legend defends himself Harvey Weinstein photo after the cancellation of R. Kelly

John Legend went on Twitter on Monday to defend themselves after a 2016 picture of him appears with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

John Legend think R. Kelly deserves the same fate as Harvey Weinstein.

The “All of Me” singer, who was one of the few celebrities who have participated in the Life of the series “the Survival of R. Kelly,” was asked by a Twitter user about a photo that he took with the disgraced movie mogul at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.

“I took a picture and worked with Harvey on several occasions for his abuse was known to me and the rest of the world,” he explained on Monday. “Since it was exposed, his business and career have rightly destroyed, and he is sued. Sounds like something that should be done with R Kelly.”

In a follow-up tweet, he said to the people that think Kelly is innocent to not involve Legend further.

“If y’all wanna cape for the R and the discount is all these women’s stories, just say it. Not to some old photos of me and someone else,” Legend wrote.

FILE – disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein is pictured here with Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend at a Sundance Film Festival event on January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah.
(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung, FILE)

After the release of the Lifetime series, “Inflammation”, the artist was the subject of a criminal investigation in Georgia, where the mansion that was allegedly home to his ‘sex cult’ was filmed.

After participating in the docuseries, the Legend said of his decision to appear on camera, “everyone told me how brave I am to appear in the doc, it didn’t feel risky. I believe that these women and don’t give a f–k about the protection of a serial child rapist.”


Weinstein has been accused of various degrees of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, and is currently facing five charges including predatory sexual abuse.

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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