The RNC Pulled John Legend Into Trump's Speech Controversy, and He Wasn't Having It

The RNC Pulled John Legend Into Trump's Speech Controversy, and He Wasn't Having It

He isn't in solidarity with the GOP's movement.

Published July 20th

John Legend has NEVER been a supporter of Republican politics and has openly stood with groups they are at odds with.

That’s why it was strange when Melania Trump used phrases in her infamous RNC speech coined by Legend, as well as others similar in ideology, to the Dayton musician. Tony Gatto, a journalist for New York’s WPIX TV tweeted yesterday (July 19) about the GOP’s strategy.

He cited the Republican National Committee Chief Strategist Sean Spicer of claiming the first lady nominee used Legend's phrases as well as those of Public Enemy, Akon and House of Pain, among others. This made Legend angry as he replied to Gatto, “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative.”

Looks like he’s not having it. It’s comical how GOP politicians continually try to incorporate the music of artists who don’t stand with them and their beliefs. This is just the latest example of that.

Check out John Legend’s tweet below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photos from left: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

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