Having a wife and daughter has made John Legend concerned for the future.
Despite John Legend's stunning performance of 'La La Land' tunes 'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)' and 'City of Stars' at the 89th Academy Awards, the night was marred by the mix-up over Best Picture with 'Moonlight'. While his face might have visibly dropped at the time, these days he has a lot more to worry about than not getting awards.
John Legend opens up about his feelings on Trump's America
'Hi guys. Here joined by Oscar winner John Legend - not this year', Chrissy Teigen joked after the ceremony, ribbing her husband of three years. But the truth is, John considers himself a winner just to have her and their daughter Luna in his life.
'Getting married and having a baby have added new perspectives and depth to the subjects I sing about too', he explained in an interview with Fault magazine. 'Just from living in the world and seeing more contemporary issues have added new layers to my music which weren't there before.'
'Everything means more to me now I have a wife and daughter', he continued. Among those 'contemporary issues' are those raised by the election of President Donald Trump, and John is desperate for a government reform so that 10-month-old Luna won't be negatively affected by his policies.
'Hopefully 'Trump's America' won't last very long and we get him out of here within the next four years', he said. 'By the time Luna is old enough to be aware of what is happening, America would have elected a far better president.'
While he's aware that Luna is in a much better position than most kids in the US, having her in his life has given him a perspective that has made him concerned about all those less fortunate than them. 'Trump promised to do things which are really bad for the country and some which are good and the hope is he'll just do the good parts but I don't have a lot of faith in him', he confessed. 'I'm just hoping for the best and when we need to resist and speak out, we need to hit the streets and do it.
'For now, I'm more worried about the people less fortunate than my daughter, people who might lose their healthcare or get excluded because of the colour of their skin, their religion and country of origin.'