Perched at the piano with his pecks peaking in between the lid and lid prop is how we imagine John Legend. The “Green Light” singer revealed that occasionally he plays his instrument minus those inhibiting things called clothes. If I had a piano in my living room, I reckon I’d do the same.
Legend established himself as a phenomenal song writer with his debut album “Get Lifted”–which earned him a Grammy award for his certified gold single “Ordinary People.” Praised for his vocal range, signature howl, and genius fingers, Legend’s name suits his talent.
Having worked with many of the industries biggest names, including Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nas and Kanye West–who has produced all of his solo albums, Legend is well-respected amongst his peers! While he continues to create endearing music that attracts lovers of all sorts, he spends his off-time lending his efforts to numerous charities that combat poverty, raise mens health awareness, and finding a cure against HIV and more…
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Tell us about the new album…
“The album is called “Love & The Future.” We’ve been working on it for a while now. It’s such a pleasure to finally be finishing it up and getting it ready for the public to hear it. I worked on it with Kanye a lot. He’s the executive producer of the album. He’s been very involved with a lot of the tracks.
What was the thought process behind creating such a sexual video for the single “Who Do We Think We Are”?
We felt like we wanted something that was provocative and risky. If you listen to the lyrics of the song, it’s about being able to take risks. We wanted something beautiful, artsy and all those thing, super high fashion and luxurious.
Rick Ross recently came under fire for his recent lyrics. How do you feel about the line that caused him so much trouble?
That was a mistake. He shouldn’t have said it. I think we are influential. I don’t want to police every lyric that every rapper has because honestly there are a lot of things being said in rap. Some of them are meant to be taken literally and some of them are not meant to be taken literally. But, I don’t want artists making light of rape or any kind of sexual assault in their lyrics and making it seem like it’s fun and OK. He made a mistake by doing that. That doesn’t mean he needs to be banned from music for life. It just means he made a mistake and he needs to apologize and move on. I believe he’s done that so, for me, people ask me ‘Are you going to kick him off the track?’ And, I said ‘No. I’m not going to do that.” He’s my friend. We’ve worked together for many years. I’m not going to kick him off the song we did together that he did such a great job on. That’s not how I operate.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"