John Legend to Produce HBO Drama ‘Down Lo’

John Legend is turning in to quite the TV mogul. Along with selling the rights to an untitled TV show loosely based on his early life, Legend has now sold the rights of another show, this time to HBO called “Down Lo.”

Co-produced and directed by Tony Krantz and written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, the show is set in Miami South Beach and will focus on characters in the city’s music, fashion, and sports circles told from multiple viewpoints. It’s said that Rosenfeld will draw from Legend’s first-hand experiences of being in the entertainment industry. One of the characters is a homosexual rapper who battles with revealing his sexuality.

That topic was recently addressed by Snoop Dogg, who said homosexuality may never be accepted in the hip-hop community.

"You can't be in a locker room full of motherf**king tough a** dudes, then all of a sudden say, 'Hey, man, I like you.' You know, that's going to be tough,” Snoop told NME.