John Legend Calls Ke$ha Overrated, Talks Chris Brown/Rihanna Duets

Andy Cohen, Chrissy Teigen, and John Legend

John Legend was in the hot seat on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” The Grammy winner and his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen were faced with all sorts of awkward questions on Wednesday’s live show. During a game of “Plead the Fifth,” Legend was asked which artist he thinks is overrated and responded with Ke$ha.

But he had little to say when questioned about Chris Brown and Rihanna’s latest collaborations. “I don’t have any thoughts about it,” he said.

His fiancé, however, was more than happy to weigh in with her thoughts. “I absolutely think it’s terrible,” she said. “That’s just me speaking. John cannot because he’s in the music realm, but I am not, so I am more than happy to say that I think it’s terrible.”

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77 Comments

  1. ayo

    John saying keshas overated is quite stupid. She just makes music dat fun and sell well, not like she is aiming to win awards and stuff, she writes well too , she wrote till d world ends

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @ayo, he was asked a question and gave an honest answer. Just because John, myself and I’m sure plenty of other people, find Ke$ha to be overrated, doesn’t mean that you have to feel the same way.

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    Lauryn Reply:

    @ayo,

    Rihanna, Gaga & Adele Are Sooo Over-rated Especially Adele & That Boring “21″…

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    Mr Nice Watch Reply:

    @Lauryn, I am praying you are joking about Adele. How old you, 12?

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @Mr Nice Watch, Adele is overrated. Sorry not everyone is fans of her work 211 has boring songs, you guys are all over her because of the album sales, but 19 has the same type of music but you guys aren’t all over it because it lacked in sales in comparison to 21,

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    Lauryn Reply:

    @Mr Nice Watch,

    Adele Has A Great Voice But Lacks Musical Enjoyment. Even Ballards & Low Tempo Songs Give Me A Sense Of Enjoyment, Whitney – Mariah – Jennifer.H – Beyonce – Aretha Did It. But Adele Just Cannot, Calling Her Queen & All That BS! Oh Please – Hype Followers!!!

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    Esi53 Reply:

    @Mr Nice Watch, Bitch you better shut it about Adele! She’s like… EPIC!

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @Lauryn, can your miserable depressed ass go a damn day without hating OMFG

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    dexlovesrih Reply:

    @DenimJunkieKidd, exactly..all this bitch does is come on here and vent her frustrations..like stfu..i understand an opinon is just that an OPINION..but damn bitch!you that unhappy?that all you do is sit behind a comp. screen to talk shit all day?..anyway..i live for my fav Rih..but honestly i didnt want a collab with chris.but hey,they turned out pretty good..cant change whats already been done!so bitches need to get the fuxx over it… #BOOM

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    Lauryn Reply:

    @DenimJunkieKidd,

    No One Aint Hating. I’m a Music Lover – I Love Music & Ablum Sales etc, Should Not Predict How A Artist Is Judged!!! Adele Is More Entertaining In Interviews etc Than On A Record.

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    NEUTRON Reply:

    @Lauryn, well if 21 is boring then… ALL yoru credibility just went out the window.

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    mr.reyz ouvle Reply:

    @Lauryn, u sound like a 12 yr old Girl Get your self in school N Learn something

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    Lauryn Reply:

    @mr.reyz ouvle,

    What About? Stop Gasing.

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    Mr.tuesday OLuve Reply:

    @Lauryn,shut your dumbie ass up bitch

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    Kawame W. Curry Reply:

    @ayo, First of all, John and his girlfriend needs to shut up because she’s going to be the one hurt in the end when she finds out John Legend is on the down low. John is a flaming queen. He knows he likes men and using that woman as a beard.

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    G-Nasty Reply:

    @ayo, Oh foreal?
    You losers are sooo pressed! How about this: All these motha fuckas is overrated!!

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  2. Mentamir

    Unfortunately I can’t watch the videos, I guess it’s due to regional issues. But reading the article, I love what Chrissy had to say about Chris Brown and Rihanna’s collaborations, John was smart not to go in on that question, though. Chrissy is funny, but the ‘mama didn’t raise no fool’ type of woman, I like her! And I think we can all agree that Ke$ha is overrated.

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    John Reply:

    @Mentamir, why is everyone going in on Chris Brown jealous much

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @John, I have defended Chris Brown on many occasions. I don’t think you know who you’re talking to…

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  3. Randy

    cute couple

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  4. Joel

    I’m not a Kesha fan, but I gotta say this – does John Legend ever have an album out? Does he have any hit songs other than Ordinary People years ago?

    Why go after Kesha when she’s been out of the public eye for a year now? To be overrated I think you have to be on our TV screens a lot, and Kesha isn’t on our TV screens a lot lately.

    So why does he go after her, but not Chris Brown — since it seems both he and his girlfriend dislike Chris.

    And why is his girlfriend famous and by his side all the time…..

    Plus he keeps bragging about his grades in high school and college. That irks me so much. Braggers. We get it, you were a good student. Sit down. Put out a hit song already.

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    me Reply:

    @Joel, he releases albums every 2 year and will probably release one this year since the last one was 2 years ago

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @Joel, He has Grammys do back up his work as an singer and writer. Hits don’t make you the top artist.

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  5. Joel

    And I guess his girlfriend, who for some reason John insists on bringing everywhere, is against the idea of forgiveness.

    That’s okay. No one is perfect. She can dislike the idea of them collaborating all she wants, but both Chris and Rihanna are making money and doing well in this music industry.

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @Joel, since I am not able to see the videos, I am starting to think Chrissy must’ve said something along that lines of that she dislikes Chris Brown and is only pointing the finger at him. As far as I know she didn’t agree with the collaboration. That means she thinks it’s a wrong move on both Rihanna’s and Chris’s part. Context is everything.

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  6. John

    that girl needs to stay in her place and be a model i’ve never heard of and a beard to her gay fiance john legend, everyone know’s john legend is gay. everyone is attacking chris brown because its politically correct in hollywood right now but in another year they are going to be kissing his butt!

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  7. lindelwa

    I don’t think kesha is overrated at all mayb I shud go bak n check da meaning of da work bak 2 riri n cb its all abt good music n um loving it n NO I won’t allow any guy 2 beat me up

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  8. YOUNG king BREEZY

    Hate haters. Who are these people to judge?

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  9. Redchainsaw

    I mean,Ke$ha is a “pop” artist all pop artist overrated to a certain extent,but Ke$ha can actually sing & she write music too

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  10. Triniti

    Well, listen, John Legend’s not exactly spectacular himself.

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    maya Reply:

    @Triniti, lmao true

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  11. lex

    People can say what they want but CHRIS BROWN is a fabulous entertainer. He never disappoints when it comes to his art

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  12. Mentamir

    To see how some of you are defending Ke$ha is basically proving John’s point of why he thinks she is overrated. You appreciate her in a way that he doesn’t, therefore he feels that she is overrated. It’s not that big of a deal. He has the right to think she’s overrated, just as much as all of you have the right to like her music. It’s not that big of a deal, people.

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    me Reply:

    @Mentamir, AMEN.

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  13. nicole

    JOHN LE… SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! KESHA IST BETTER THAN U!

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    Jaymalls Reply:

    @nicole, John Legend has 9 Grammys… Multiple platinum albums, performed for multiple WORLD LEADERS, sold more albums than Ke$ha and Chrus Brown combined… Ohh n he can sing better than all 3 of the artist mentioned above!

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    zania Reply:

    @Jaymalls, Actually you are wrong, CB, HAS SOLD MORE.
    JOHN LEGEND-2004-GET LIFTED 3 MILLION WW
    JOHN LEGEND 2005 ONCE AGAIN 1.6 MILLION WW
    JOHN LEGEND 2008 617,528 WW
    JOHN LEGEND 2010 63,000 first week sales total 130,000A
    AWARDS NOMINATIONS 35 WON 14

    CHRIS BROWN-2005 CB- WW 3 MILLION
    CHRIS BROWN-2007 EXCLUSIVE WW 3 MILLION
    CHRIS BROWN-2009 GRAFFITTI 341,000
    CHRIS BROWN 2011 FAME 1,500,000 WW
    AWARDS NOMINATION 111 WINS 39

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @zania, Grammys are the most important. 9>1

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    maya Reply:

    @KillBill92, Grammys lost it’s credibility a LONG time ago.

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @nicole, What?! Kesha that FLOP artist her music sucks.

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  14. stfu

    when keri hilsons hair dresser said it people were mad at keri

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @stfu, Because Keri is a bonified hater.

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  15. shion

    Lol u kno its funny…i sit n read these comments and how this generation defends these artists of this generation and all the contradictions that comes with it lol Its like these young ppl just NEED validation that the artist they like are doing something worthwhile for the history books so they can feel apart of something. Quite funny actually.

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  16. C'mon Johnny boy

    yo girl is going to ruin you…smh put a muzzle on that beotch..

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  17. dia

    luv what john legend fiance said 100% it’s just terrible

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  18. YOUNG king BREEZY

    I hate fake people

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @YOUNG king BREEZY, who are you referring to?

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  19. daniel

    they are both awesome! Love them And they are real. And what chrissy said about Chris brown is so true.

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  20. ONE OPEN MINDED MF

    First off all, what a waste of an interview… 2nd, mmmm… I plead the fifth… why am I even responding!

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  21. Lovelyi

    John who??? What does he do and Chrissy Mickey Mouse looking A** STFU and GTFOH just go kick rocks trick! Chris and Rihanna laughing all the way to the bank!

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    Brandon Reply:

    @Lovelyi, Your comment shows how immature and unintelligent you are. At least say something clever.

    “Kick rocks trick”? LOL

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  22. Rap*

    Thats why i always say hollywood and music game is fake.

    So bc John is in the biz, he cant say his real opinion?

    John keep it real and dont act hollywood.

    Tupac, MJ and Whitney = The Realest R.I.P.

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  23. Jfenty

    Let haters hate, only “irrelevant” speak up when it isnt due.

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  24. Logic

    she was so thirsty with it though…uummm dont like her because she should respect her man and his position before you go speaking on something that has absolutely nothing to do with you…dude didnt even ask her she volunteered

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  25. AAA

    I mean Bravo Is like known for interviewing C list celeberties and trying to get info out them and start drama..but yea they are entiled to their opinion, but at the same time no one really cares…I mean you only hear negative feedback frm ppl that aren’t in the limelight….but it’s Rihanna and chris life..no one elses

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    Diamond Reply:

    @AAA, chris is known by most of the world for one thing: beating rihanna. i’d much rather be “C list” than be known for that.

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  26. TRA

    If I was Chris Brown, I wouldn’t care about all my haters in the music industry, and I wouldn’t care about my haters outside the music industry. The last time I checked, Chris Brown is making more money and is more famous than John Legend’s girlfriend Chrissy Teigen and Chris Brown is a Grammy Award winner, so all these hypocrites and haters should kiss Chris Brown’s ass. Chris Brown has every right to collaborate with any artist that he wants to. The biased mainstream media, and biased mainstream pop fans are nothing more than stupid haters. People and famous musicians need to forgive and move on from the Chris Brown/Rihanna incident, because it is pretty clear that both Chris Brown and Rihanna have moved on, judging from their new collaboration. We have white country music artists like Glen Campbell who beat up his wife, but people were clapping for him at the Grammy Awards. That proves to me that we still have a race problem, and social problem in our country. Nobody in this world is perfect, we all make mistakes, but if you can’t forgive people, then you make yourself look like a stupid bully. People need to learn how to seperate the artist as a person from the artist being a music artist, and judge only on the music.

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    Really? Reply:

    @TRA, Chris has ONE grammy compared to john legend’s NINE grammys. Enough said.

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    TRA Reply:

    @Really?, I already know that John Legend has won more Grammy Awards than Chris Brown, but that doesn’t change the fact that Chris Brown is a Grammy Awards winner. I was talking about how Chris Brown shouldn’t care about his haters. I was talking about how Chris Brown is more famous than Chrissy Teigen. Chrissy Teigen shouldn’t judge any music artists’ music based on their personality, or past issues. I said nobody in this world is perfect at all. I wasn’t trying to compare John Legend’s music to Chris Brown’s music at all. I was talking about how people need to stop hating on Chris Brown because of the Chris Brown/Rihanna incident a couple years ago, and how people need to learn how to forgive and move on.

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  27. whitechocolate

    John Legend is a better musician than Ke$ha, Chris Brown, and Rihanna combined. He may not always have hit songs on the radio but that’s just because he doesn’t cave in to the pressure of releasing auto-tuned electro. He is a skilled piano player, writes his own material, and always sings live. He writes for other artists as well. He’s very well respected in the music industry.

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    eXtreme.com Reply:

    @whitechocolate, very true, but as we all know, POP sells more, but john is a skilled singer, who makes great music and he has grammys and platinum albums to show for it. chris brown & rihanna hadve credibility also, because they stay Hot and are always on the radios, videos, magazines, talbloids ,etc, and they have their young fan base so they’ll be relevant for a while. i just think John’s girl problem with it is that it shows kids thats its okay to be violent (even towards women) and still patch things up like nothing ever happened just because your popular.

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  28. ayee

    can’t watch it as usual..

    F U rap up..

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  29. TVA

    If you follow Chrissy on twitter you know she speaks her mind. John is well aware. I find it refreshing especially since she’s a model. The fact that she modeled because the opportunity popped up instead of chasing it makes it all the better and is probably why she feels like she can be as open as she is because she’s not trying to keep it.

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  30. MmmHmm

    I LOVE HOW CHRISSY JUST CAME OUT & SAID IT!!! LEGEND PROBABLY THINKS IT TOO BUT HE CANT SAY MUCH!!! LOL

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  31. andel morrison

    CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL THAT MODEL BITCH TO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND TAKE A SEAT, SHE’S JUST MAD RIHANNA’S BODY IS HOTTER AND MORE MODEL LIKE DAN HER AND IT IS NOT EVEN HER PROFESSION (throwing shade)

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    TH12 Reply:

    @andel morrison, You fool Chrissy Teigen is one of the hottest chicks around Rihanna(she does look good aswell sometimes) has nothing on her

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  32. Juice

    oh so this bit a model..I was wondering why she was even there..lol her opinion so whatever

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  33. Kareem

    21 is boring.

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  34. mr.reyz ouvle

    wow @ both of them john L fiance Yo girl yr B****

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  35. crystal lopez

    @Lauryn, what makes adele overrated?? she writes all her stuff and she writes whats shes goes thru in her everday life. she doesnt have to make the sounds as everybody else. stop hating and if you dont like 21 album dont listen to it. you arent going to make a difference she still going to make millions. ijs

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  36. Aaron

    Ke$ha is genius. She is not overrated. STFU John Legend.

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  37. maya

    I don’t tink Kesha is talented but I wouldn’t say she’s over rated either, it’s not like the media is crowning her princess of pop. She’s doing her own thing…

    As for this bitch Chrissy, she just needs to stfu. Like she is simply known as “Johns Legend’s fiance,” & nothing more. Shit, even reality stars got more fame than her. Stay in your lane Chrissy!

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  38. stella

    when is the last time ol’ johnney boy released a good tune anyway. n dont get me started on his fiance…shes just a dumb bitch tryna get in the lime light. acting like someone cares about her opinion

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  39. caya

    WHENS THE LAST TIME OL’ JOHNNY BOY CAME OUT WITH A DECENT SONG HE NEEDS TO PIPE DOWN. AND HIS WIFE FIANCE NEEDS TO KEEPS HERE OPINIONS TO HERSELF BECAUSE KNOWONE CARES #ATTENTIONSEEKER

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  40. G-Nasty

    That nigga’s song “Green Light” was overrated! lol. But about Ke$ha, that’s his opinion. I don’t even think that she’s even all that big yet but so far she’s impressed with all her releases, plus she can put on a SHOW !

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  41. GooGle

    I hate when someone is truthful in every word they say .. Ppl get on them … Dammm ppl these days !!???
    John did a right thing , not answering that Chris&Rihanna question … Finance needs to think before she opens her mouth ….

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  42. Mr.tuesday OLuve

    John L Fiance needs to shut the fuck up of couser CB & Riri Move on.

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