John Legend on #BlackLivesMatter and being Mr Chrissy Teigen


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  • Saturday, 04 Jul 2020

John Legend is one of the most broadly popular entertainers in the United States. Photo: Handout

The livestreamed songwriter showdown series Verzuz is typically full of good-natured boasting and roasting of opponents, but John Legend couldn’t help but turn his into a duet.

When he sat at dueling pianos with his friend Alicia Keys one Friday afternoon – not coincidentally, on the Black American holiday of Juneteenth – the two began not with taunts, but a shared cover of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song.

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