John Legend was recently named Music Mogul of the Year by Variety, and the singer gave a candid interview about everything from his relationship with wife Chrissy Teigen to his thoughts on President Donald Trump.
When it comes to his marriage to Chrissy, John wanted to make one thing very clear. Read on to find out what he said about her, and more.
John Legend Talks About Wife Chrissy Teigen
Although John and Chrissy frequently collaborate — in ads for Pampers and Google Assistant, and in some of John’s music videos — the singer made it clear that Chrissy is her own woman, and he’s there to support her.
“When it comes to Chrissy, I’m there as a friend, adviser and support system — to talk her up — but she’s running her own show,” John told the magazine. Chrissy retweeted a link to the article highlighting this quote, prompting a number of fans to share their positive reactions, with one user writing, “I want one! #whatagoodman.”
The couple is certainly on the same page about President Donald Trump, who once tweeted negatively about them, calling John “boring” and Chrissy “filthy mouthed.” In this new interview, John didn’t mince words, calling Trump “a bigot.”
“I believe he is a eugenicist,” John added. “He’s not capable of leading the country when we have moments of racial unrest and responses to racism. We’re always going to be a weaker nation with him in charge, and it is an urgent priority that he is not in charge.”
John’s Music Video For ‘Wild’ Is Coming This Week
In June, John Legend released his latest album Bigger Love. The music video for one of the songs, called “Wild,” is set to premiere this Thursday. John shared a teaser from the project on Instagram, calling out Chrissy for spilling the beans.
Chrissy appears with John in the video, and it looks to be pretty romantic. The couple can be seen cuddling and kissing on the beach. John shared that he and Chrissy would also be live streaming before the video’s premiere, at 12 pm PT on Thursday.
“Part of the album is about resilience — that love can help us power through hard times,” John told Variety. The album was released on Juneteeth, although John said he hadn’t predicted that it would come out at such a critical time for the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I do believe that there is more to the Black experience in America than mourning, anger and outrage,” John shared. “There’s more to our humanity. I was looking for the sound of love in what is a pretty scary time.”