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The Roots drummer, Questlove, was forced to explain why he refused to take part in the R. Kelly docu-series after the show's producer, Dream Hampton, made the remarks during an interview with Shadow & Act.

“John Legend was the only one. I asked Jay-Z, I asked Mary J. Blige, I asked Lil Kim, Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle...I mean, most people just don’t want to touch it. I remember Ahmir [”Questlove” Thompson] was like, ‘I would do anything for you but I can’t do this.’ 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.”

Fans were stunned to see Questlove's name in the tweet, and hit him up on Twitter to find out why he would not take part in Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly."

"I always thought Kels was trash. My reason for declining the RKelly docu that I support 10000000 percent is I didn’t wanna be in the ‘good times’ portion of the doc, like stanning for his ‘genius,’” Questlove tweeted.

“I was asked to talk about his genius. I do not nor have I EVER stanned for him.”

Dream then responded to Questlove, denying his claims.


Questlove has since deleted his tweets.

The first two episodes of "Surviving R. Kelly" premiered last night.