Posted by on January 4, 2019 6:41 am
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Executive producer dream hampton claims the R&B singer’s former collaborators Céline Dion, Erykah Badu, Dave Chapelle and Questlove also turned down interviews

Former R Kelly collaborators Lady Gaga and Jay-Z are among the musicians who have declined to be interviewed for a documentary series on the R&B star’s alleged history of abuse against young women. “It was incredibly difficult to get people who had collaborated with Kelly to come forward,” Surviving R Kelly executive producer dream hampton told the Detroit Free Press. Kelly has frequently denied the allegations.

Kelly collaborators Erykah Badu, Céline Dion and Dave Chappelle turned down interviews, said hampton, and Questlove, drummer with the Roots, also allegedly declined to participate. “I remember Ahmir [“Questlove” Thompson] was like, ‘I would do anything for you but I can’t do this’,” said hampton. “It’s not because they support him, it’s because it’s so messy and muddy. It’s that turning away that has allowed this to go on.”

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