After giving a critically-acclaimed performance in the NBC live production of Jesus Christ Superstar, Grammy winner John Legend showed up early for The Breakfast Club the following day to discuss the role, who bit Beyoncé, new music and more.
During the 16-minute interview, Legend dished on the televised Broadway show, saying he hasn’t received any negative feedback with the exception of former Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly, who tweeted out an insult aimed at the singer Sunday night.
Watching JC Superstar on NBC. Who knew Jesus of Nazareth ran a tattoo parlor? Geez.
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) April 2, 2018
The tweet didn’t bother the “Ordinary People” singer at all, especially since wife, Chrissy Teigen, clapped back at the conservative on his behalf.
Yes the shop specializes in coverups that aren’t 32 million dollars https://t.co/2hklA6Ix4P
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 2, 2018
He also discussed wanting to complete his status as an EGOT winner, having won an Oscar, Tony and several Grammys. With Jesus Christ Superstar, the actor hopes to complete his mantel with an Emmy.
Legend also mentions knowing who exactly bit Beyoncé thanks to his wife and premiered new song, “A Good Night,” during the sit-down.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.