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Carrie Underwood Facing Social Media Backlash Over New Song With John Legend

by Josh Lanier
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Carrie Underwood fans were excited she posted a new song on her Instagram Monday but they quickly soured after seeing John Legend was featured on the track. Legend recently told Cosmopolitan UK that Americans may need to consider leaving the country if President Donald Trump wins re-election in November.

“Every once in a while you think about it,” he told the magazine. “We were born and raised here, all of our families are here. It would be hard to leave. But I don’t know what one’s supposed to do when you have a leader who is trying to destroy democracy.”

Legend went on to say that he and his wife Chrissy Teigen would wait until after the election before making any decisions. Though he hopes he won’t have to choose.

“If America chooses to be that place then people will have to start thinking about going somewhere else,” Legend said. “It is truly disturbing and concerning.”


Carrie Underwood fans split in the comments

Carrie Underwood called Legend the “missing piece” for her most recent album “My Gift.” Underwood was putting the final pieces on the full-length Christmas album when Legend sent her the song “Hallelujah.” She said she knew right away she wanted it.

“It was like, ‘Well, I love the song. I feel like this is a puzzle piece I didn’t know was missing, but now that I’ve heard it, I have to have it,'” she told “Today’s Country Radio With Kelleigh Bannen” on Apple Music Country. “And so we just put the ask back, ‘Thank you for sending, do you want to sing a part with me, too?'”

But while Carrie is excited over the collaboration, fans are split. Many take issue with Legend’s outspoken stance against Trump.

“Sorry Carrie, John Legend doesn’t care about America and he does not deserve to make millions here. Bad choice to duet with. You’re better than that!,” one fan commented on her Instagram post.


Though there were still plenty of support for the two massive music stars.

Underwood’s seventh studio album “My Gift” was released on Sept. 25.