John Legend’s Twitter Hacked, ‘La La Land’ Actor Jokes About Anti-Trump Tweets

LOL. John Legend’s Twitter was hacked on Friday, February 24, but the La La Land actor laughed off the digital attack shortly afterward, poking fun at the “vulgar” anti–Donald Trump tweets his hacker posted from his account.

Late Friday night, the 38-year-old singer was tweeting about Trump when his tweets took on a noticeably different tone. “Our president is too preoccupied with the crises in Bowling Green and Sweden,” the “All of You” singer wrote in reference to two made-up incidents of terrorism that Trump and his administration have referenced in recent weeks. “He can’t speak out against hate crimes by white supremacists.”

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John Legend attends the 58th Grammy Awards. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

In another tweet, Legend countered Trump’s allegations that both The New York Times and CNN are “failing,” tweeting, “Quick fact check on the Liar-In-Chief: These particular news outlets are doing extremely well right now.”

Shortly afterward, Legend seemed to disclaim the forthcoming tweets with a note to his fans: “Someone just hacked my account.”

From there, a string of angry tweets issued forth from Legend’s Twitter handle, though the crude messages were clearly not from him. “I can’t stand by and be silent, @realDonaldTrump, you’re a bitch ass n‑‑ga and if I see you, I’m stomping your s‑‑t you f‑‑kin’ cheetoh,” the first tweet read, followed by, “i will follow 5 who follow @Owen755.” (The user of the @Owen755 account later claimed responsibility for the hack with a tweet of his own: “That was fun.” The account has since been suspended.)

Among other since-deleted tweets that the hacker sent from Legend’s account were messages about desiring former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, being on drugs and going to strip clubs.

Oscar nominee Legend took the hack in stride, however, calling his hacker “vulgar and kind of hilarious” and noting that he would never call the real estate mogul a Cheeto “because I enjoy Cheetos.”

Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, had a field day with the brief hack as well, sharing a screenshot of a direct message she received while Legend’s account was being controlled by the hacker.

In it, she showed that Legend’s bio at the time read, “i have a small penis,” with the concerned friend telling her, “Saw John’s account got hacked — this is still on his bio fyi.”

“Best dm of my life @yashar,” Teigen, 31, tweeted.

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