John Legend, one of the most opinionated and wittiest voices on Twitter, suddenly sounded uncharacteristically crass on Friday — and it was because his account had been hacked.
Us Weekly reports the singer realized he had been hacked, and warned fans in advance of a string of expletive-laden tweets, including one that threatened to "stomp" President Trump, referred to as a "cheetoh."
The user who hacked Legend later admitted it and has been suspended.
Legend let it roll off his back, calmly explaining the situation to his followers:
I would never threaten violence to the President. No matter how much I wish he would go away.— John Legend (@johnlegend) February 25, 2017
I wouldn't call him a Cheeto because I enjoy Cheetos.— John Legend (@johnlegend) February 25, 2017
I did call him Liar-In-Chief. Then my hacker took over to do the Angrier John version of it all.— John Legend (@johnlegend) February 25, 2017
Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen, also no fan of Trump's, seemingly enjoyed the hack, sharing a screengrab of a DM she received in which the hacker, posing as John, wrote her to announce, "I have a small penis."
"Best dm of my life @yashar," she tweeted.