John Legend Gets Politically Charged, Voices Frustration With Washington Over Arts

While in Washington, DC to sing in a special black history month celebration for the White House, R&B crooner John Legend also voiced some of his political viewpoints. In an interview with reporters, before an evening concert celebrating Motown’s music, the “Ordinary People” musician voiced his concerns about arts, stating there the first thing to go when budgets need to be cut.

“People fought to give me – a millionaire – a tax cut this year,” Legend said. “I didn’t need it. And all the other millionaires didn’t need it either.”

Legend also says he’s a child of cultural organizations such as community choirs and arts councils because they helped him in his early years.

“I hope our politicians will not think that they are expendable and they can just get rid of them and nobody will feel the pain,” he said. “Because I think society will feel the pain.”

“I’m really frustrated with some of the discourse that’s coming out of Washington.”

Source: AP


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