Wait, John Legend is not his actual identify?
“It was a nickname that some pals began calling me within the studio, simply guys that I used to be collaborating with,” he defined to host Jimmy Fallon. “The primary man to name me that was J. Ivy. He is a spoken-word artist from Chicago.
As John defined to Jimmy, he met J. Ivy via Kanye West.
He went on so as to add, “We have been all within the studio collectively. He simply began calling me ‘The Legend’ as a result of he thought I seemed like certainly one of our old-school soul legends. And it simply caught on with our little group of pals after which they have been like, ‘We should always name you John Legend.’ And it simply actually was in our little circle.”