John Legend Defends Fiancée Against Chris Brown Fans

The lingerie model has been getting death threats for criticizing Brown's BMAs performance.

Posted: 05/25/2012 08:00 AM EDT
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend

John Legend is ready to defend his fiancée Chrissy Teigen against Chris Brown's most threatening fans.

In the four days since Teigen criticized Brown for lip-synching his performance at the Billboard Music Awards, the swimsuit model has been getting all kinds of hate-filled tweets and even death threats from Team Breezy, Brown's rowdy but loyal fan base.

Most of the comments can't be reprinted here unless we just typed out a string of asterisks, but here's one that sums up Team Breezy's sentiments: "i hope someone tortures you alive so you can feel the pain & i can hear your amusing screams for help."


Rather than file charges, Legend has sprung to his wife-to-be's defense, firing off a barrage of tweets aimed at her haters:


And don't ever tell me to put my "b---h on a leash". She's a grown woman with her own mind and her own opinions and this is not 1950. —
John Legend (@johnlegend) 


Every artist has to be ok with the fact that some people won't like their work. All critics aren't "haters" —
John Legend (@johnlegend) 


Personally, I don't think @chrissyteigen's existence is pointless. Nor anyone else who dares criticize a performance —
John Legend (@johnlegend) 


 Hopefully this war of words will stay on the internet and nobody gets hurt.


 Breezy is set to perform at this year's BET Awards on July 1.


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