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Now that good man John Legend possesses the immortal, all-knowing powers the EGOT has brought him (I hear you can lift cars over your head once you EGOT), he’s using his newfound legacy to call out shitheads like hypocritical and sexist senators.

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At the Global Citizen Festival in New York this Saturday, Legend took some time before playing a new song titled “Preach” to speak his mind on political issues. “We can’t just talk the talk. We have politicians here talking the talk, but we’re gonna follow up with them, right?” he said, as the crowd screamed. “We need legislation passed. We’re going to follow up with you, Gov. Cuomo. All of our governors throughout the country, we’re paying attention and we’re voting.”

He continued, taking shots at senators who support Bret Kavanaugh:

I wrote this song recently, it’s not out yet. It’s called ‘Preach.’ In the song we talk about how frustrating it can be to look at your phone, read the news, see what’s happening. See how senators treat women who come forward with sexual abuse claims. See how people ridicule young people who march for the right to go to school without getting shot up. See how people would denigrate those who make the very simple claim that black lives matter. We can get frustrated when we see all of that, but we can’t give up.

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Listen to Jesus! Go vote!

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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You know, after the HORRIBLE HORRIBLE TERRIBLENESS of literally every single miscast celebrity-heavy awful “[Broadway show] Live!” thing that’s happened over the last few years, I avoided Jesus Christ Superstar Live until this past weekend when I found it on Hulu.

Guys. It’s GREAT. Go watch it if you haven’t yet.