John Legend on R. Kelly’s Arrest for Sexual Abuse Charges: ‘We Looked Away for Too Long’


John Legend was one of many solely outstanding artists to take part in Lifetime's haunting Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, however he didn't need to hear any reward for what he deemed an "straightforward resolution." The 40-year-old appeared on NBC's Today present on Tuesday morning (Feb. 26) to debate becoming a member of The Voice for season 16 and R. Kelly's indictment on 10 counts of sexual abuse.

"I'm so glad that the documentary [Surviving R. Kelly] was made," he started. "I'm so glad that the victims received to have their voices heard, and I believe them having their voices heard, this story being retold, as a result of it's been informed earlier than, however I believe being retold by way of that medium actually introduced the problem to lots of people's consideration, and I believe it impressed the regulation enforcement to maneuver on some issues that they weren't shifting on earlier than."

Legend added that the current costs ought to have occurred way back. "I believe it's been a very long time coming. I believe quite a lot of us form of tolerated or appeared the opposite approach on that problem for a very long time, and lots of people have been being harm for many years, and we appeared away for too lengthy," the "All of Me" singer mentioned.

The Chicago Tribune reviews that R. Kelly was bailed out on Monday night because of a suburban 47-year-old Chicago resident, who coughed up the $100,000 for his bond. According to court docket paperwork, she recognized as a "good friend" of the R&B singer.

Watch John Legend's feedback on R. Kelly's arrest under.