John Legend Speaks Out About Surviving R. Kelly: 'I Believe These Women'


"It's a preference", he stated. Protected him. Made excuses for him. But at what cost?

Smith, who worked for Kelly from 1985 until 1995, says that Kelly was extremely private about his relationships, especially when it came to underage girls. "I felt like a sex object".

"We were out on the road with Aaliyah", she said. In 1994, although Aaliyah was only 15, Kelly and Aaliyah got married.

Out now, the documentary speaks to a number of women who claim to have survived sexual abuse at the hands of the R&B icon. Hampton revealed a conversation that she had with The Roots' drummer, Questlove.

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They have, however, followed him throughout his career and become the focus of much conversation surrounding the artist.

Other charges prior to Bruce Kelly's latest arrest include criminal trespassing and driving without a license in 2017, theft and possession in 2016 and drug possession in 2015.

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Shortly after the episode aired tweeps took to their timelines to vent at the lack of protection and support provided to R Kelly's alleged victims. He forced her to call him daddy, and wouldn't let her go to the bathroom without his permission. Finally, after prodding from a friend, she saw the truth, she recalled. But very few people would need to be told to google "R. Kelly sex with teenagers".

Asked to describe what she witnessed, Cunningham responds: "Things that an adult should not be doing with a child", adding: "I can't stress to you how people are still suffering behind things that went on 20 years ago".

Martinez eventually cut Kelly off after she caught Mononucleosis from him. "He stole my life from me", Martinez said.

Sparkle had introduced her niece to Kelly when she was 12-years-old, and the alleged sex tape was recorded two years later, when her niece was 14.

"My wedding was a surprise wedding", she said. "We would sneak Aaliyah out of the hotel". "He crossed that line from being generous to be controlling", she said.

Following the airing of the first two episodes on Thursday, Legend took to Twitter to expound on why he chose to participate. He was behind her most notable song, "Be Careful".

The singer has claimed multiple times that he was molested by an older female relative as a child; first in his 2012 autobiography, Soulacoster, and several times since then over the years.