Father, husband, EGOT winner, multi-platinum singer songwriter and now activist.
John Legend, who won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, is really multitasking these days.
The Ohio native performed at New York’s Global Citizen Festival on Saturday, using his platform to call out the mistreatment of sexual assault victims. Legend debuted “Preach,” and told the crowd how frustrating it is these days to read the news.
He was referring to last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The recording artist also sat down for a video last week urging his fans to try to stop Kavanaugh from being confirmed.
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“See how senators treat women who come forward with sexual abuse claims,” Legend said. “See how people ridicule young people who march for the right to go to school without getting shot up. See how people would denigrate those who make the very simple claim that black lives matter.”
But the FreeAmerica co-founder added that citizens “can’t give up.”
Despite his recent political fervor, Legend hasn’t quit his day job.
The R&B crooner just announced his first holiday album, “A Legendary Christmas,” released on Oct. 26, as well as a tour, which kicks off on Nov. 15 in Clearwater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, and will hit the Fillmore Miami Beach on Nov. 17.
Tickets, which start at $103.50, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, at LiveNation.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000.
For more information, www.johnlegend.com.