John Legend Talks Politics: 'We Would Never Want Our Kid to Be Like Donald Trump'
The R&B star also weighs in on the "stop-and-frisk" debate.
John Legend has always been vocal about racial issues within America, and has even used his Twitter platform to offer his opinions on politics and other pressing matters. The Grammy-winning singer visited The Breakfast Club today (Sept. 29) to join in on the country's current hot topic: New York's former "stop-and-frisk" policy, the argument over which sparked an uproar amongst viewers who tuned in to watch the first presidential debate on Monday.
"We have rights. We have rights to walk through the streets without unreasonable search and seizure; that's the fourth amendment", Legend responded to host DJ Envy about his stance on the matter. "I do believe we need stricter gun laws that apply to everyone, not just people of color in certain neighborhoods... they shouldn't live with police harassing them everyday because of what they look like and what neighborhood they grew up in."
John Legend is one of many celebrities who have publicly denounced Donald Trump and his actions during the Republican candidate's campaign. Earlier this year, Legend called out Trump as a "racist," in a series of tweets exchanged between the singer and the presidential hopeful's son.
.@DonaldJTrumpJr I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn't complicated.— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 12, 2016
"I think it's foolish to think that there's no difference between the two candidates," Legend blatantly stated later on in the interview. "There's nothing about [Trump's] character that you would want to emulate or have your child emulate. How we gonna elect that person president of the United States of America?"
Watch John Legend's full interview below.