DNC 2020: John Legend closes second night with 'Never Break', Internet thanks him for 'making a difference'

The nine-time Grammy Award winner has been vocal about his criticism for Donald Trump many times over the past years and has endorsed Biden for the presidency in 2020


                            DNC 2020: John Legend closes second night with 'Never Break', Internet thanks him for 'making a difference'
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Singer John Legend closed the second night of the Democratic National Convention on August 18 with a splendid rendition of his latest song 'Never Break'. He sang shortly after Joe Biden was officially named the Democratic nominee for president. The 'All Of Me' singer sat behind a piano in an empty auditorium, belted his ballad and was slowly joined by a chorus of melodious singers.

He reminded voters that despite hardships, we will "never break". The 41-year-old singer-songwriter was grateful to the Democratic convention for inviting him to perform. He tweeted, "Thanks to the @DemConvention for asking me to close out a powerful night with my new song #NeverBreak. The song is about love, hope, and resilience, and I think we could all use some of that right now."



 

The nine-time Grammy Award winner has been vocal about his criticism for Donald Trump many times over the past years. Previously in 2019, Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen were engaged in a twitter war with Trump where the latter responded to the crooner's appearance at a criminal justice town hall, as reported by the Billboard website. Lashing at the President, Legend had tweeted back then, "Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody--ANYBODY--will praise you. Melania, please praise this man. He needs you."



 

Recently in July, he joked that Trump named a federal law operation after him. It came after it was revealed that Trump and AG William Barr borrowed the latter part of his name for the title of a new operation that has seen a rise of federal troops in some American cities. "I wasn't briefed on #OperationLegend. Dare I look this up or should I carry on thinking the president is starting some sorta stan campaign for me," he tweeted. 



 

In May, the music star openly endorsed Biden and even performed a virtual fundraiser for him. On August 5, Legend shared an article that claimed that the GOP lawyer who helped Kanye West get on the Wisconsin ballot is also working for Trump. He called out anyone who is voting for Kanye, according to a Hollywood Life report.

The Internet, meanwhile, was in full praise of his performance and his political stance. Many called his performance "amazing" and his voice as "angelic" that can make people emotional. Some felt that his "Defund the Police" activism is a badge of honor that he must don with pride. However some disenchanted people wrote that his singing was not going to help his cause. "It was so great. It’s amazing to listen to people that can speak words and have empathy. The song was beautiful!" one user praised.



 

"Legend your voice was angelic.. Made me cry because we are all trying to make a difference and bring us back together. I have hope. Thank you," another said. 



 

"The GOP just described you as a 'Defund the Police' activist. Not sure they understand how that epithet might make you feel proud. Also pretty sure they have no idea how many gold records you have. Thanks for being part of it,” said a fan in support of his activism.



 

A user shared, "Thank you John Legend for a beautiful song & performance...I loved it. As you sang I could imagine the Bidens in the White House once again sharing & celebrating so much fabulous talent in our nation."



 

"John Legend..... so powerful," another wrote praising his impactful performance.



 

β€œFour more years for Donald, none of your singing is going to help your cause!”, wrote a nonsupporter.



 

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