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Exclusive: John Legend Explains Passionate Speech at PGAs: 'I Want to Speak Out'

29 January 2017 1:59 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

John Legend had a somber moment when he took the stage at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night, and addressed President Donald Trump's immigration ban.

"Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump," the 38-year-old R&B artist declared. "I want to specifically tonight reject his vision and affirm that America has to be better than that."

"Los Angeles is the home of so many immigrants, so many creative people, so many dreamers," he continued. "Our America is big, it is free, and it is open to dreamers of all races, all countries, all religions."

Exclusive: Chrissy Teigen Talks Baby No. 2 With John Legend, Gets Photobombed by Justin Timberlake at PGAs

After the event, Legend told Et's Deidre Behar that it was his wife, Chrissy Teigen, who encouraged him to speak out. "I wouldn’t have said what I said tonight if my wife wasn't encouraging me the whole »

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John Legend Reacts to Trump's Refugee Ban: "America Has to Be Better Than That"

29 January 2017 12:04 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend continued to flaunt their enviable romance when they popped up at the Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. John kissed Chrissy on the cheek on the red carpet before stepping aside and letting Chrissy have her moment in the spotlight. Once inside, John took the stage to introduce La La Land, but before that, he responded to Donald Trump's ban on refugees, saying, "I won't pretend that La La Land is a political film, but I do want to take a second to talk about what's happening in our country right now. This is a film about love, about dreams and about this lovely city we call home, Los Angeles, California." He continued, "Los Angeles is the home of so many immigrants, so many creative people, so many dreamers, and those of us who work in this business have the privilege »

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John Legend Gives Emotional Speech About Trump’s Refugee Ban: ‘Our America Is Open to All Dreamers’

29 January 2017 8:02 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Before introducing La La Land at the 2017 Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night, John Legend did “something wasn’t even supposed to do.” Reacting to President Donald Trump‘s executive order temporarily banning all refugees from entering the U.S., Legend gave an emotional speech about his feelings on the state of the nation.

“Now, this is a moment and we’re all worried about what’s happening in our country,” the 38-year-old star said to the crowd (which included pal Justin Timberlake) gathered together at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “I won’t pretend that La La Land is a political film, »

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John Legend Slams Trump’s Immigration Ban: ‘America Has to Be Better Than That’

28 January 2017 10:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In presenting a clip from “La La Land” at the 28th annual Producers Guild of America Awards, the film’s star, John Legend, took a moment to address Donald Trump’s controversial executive order barring U.S. entry to citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

“Los Angeles is the home of so many immigrants, so many creative people, so many dreamers, and those of us who work in this business have the privilege of shaping how the rest of the world perceives this country we love,” Legend said. “We are the voice, we are the face of America. Our America is big, it is free, and it is open to dreamers of all races, all countries, all religions. Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump. I want to specifically tonight reject his vision and affirm that America has to be better than that. »

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