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Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle Declined to Speak for ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’ Producer Says

It seems that John Legend was the only musician who agreed to come forward and take part in Lifetime’s tell-all documentary “Surviving R Kelly.”

The documentary’s producer Dream Hampton revealed that it was “incredibly difficult” to get celebrities who had collaborated with R Kelly to come forward and give their side of the story.

“We asked Lady Gaga. We asked Erykah Badu. We asked Celine Dion. We asked Jay-Z. We asked Dave Chappelle. (They’re) people who have been critical of him. That makes John Legend even more of a hero for me.” she told the Detroit Free Press.

However, Hampton doesn’t think it’s because those celebs necessarily support him or his actions, but, more so due to the messiness and the drama that came with it all.

“It’s because it’s so messy and muddy. It’s that turning away that has allowed this to go on,” she added.

Despite being one of the most successful R&B singers in history, R Kelly’s personal life, and career have been surrounded by accusations of sexual abuse and assault dating back to the 1990s.

The third installment that features John Legend will air on Saturday on Lifetime.

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