John Legend Talks Singing for Chrissy Teigen at Their Upcoming Wedding, Collaborating With Kanye West

Soul man tells E! News exclusively he has nothing but warm, fuzzy feelings about his ladylove as well as the rapper, who produced his latest record

By Josh Grossberg Aug 28, 2013 3:14 PMTags
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John Legend has a special something in mind for his fiancée, Chrissy Teigen, when the two tie the knot next month.

When E! News caught up exclusively with the R&B smoothie Tuesday night at The Box in NYC, where he performed a selection of tunes from his forthcoming album, Love in the Future, an excited Legend revealed he plans to sing a song or two for Teigen at their nuptials.

"Yes!...I will sing for her at the wedding," the acclaimed singer-songwriter said at the event, which was sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka, Scene Magazine and Town Residential. "You heard one that I dedicated to her tonight that I wrote for her, the song is called 'All of Me.' It's for Chrissy with that smart mouth of hers and her curves and edges."

When asked how they keep their relationship alive in an industry known for short-lived love affairs and flameouts, Legend replied the duo do their best to not get "caught up" in Holllywood gossip.

"We have to see each other, love each other, take care of each other and trust each other," he told E! News. "We both travel lots so we have to make sure we don't spend too much time apart."

Legend also dished about his collaboration with Kanye West, who served as the new set's executive producer.

"Kanye is great, he is brilliant creatively always has ideas, always has strong feedback to help shape the sound of the record, always has a team of amazing creative people around him that he draws ideas from. Being able to soak all that great energy around him was really good for the album," he said.

The crooner also gave props to his collaborator when it comes to being a new dad to baby North, whom West had recently with Kim Kardashian.

"I think he is going to be great! Everybody before they have kids they are one way and once they have kids they are different," Legend noted. "Being a father automatically makes you more aware. It humanizes you. I think it's going to be really amazing for him to experience this."

John hasn't met Nori yet, but he did see a picture of her.

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"North is just gorgeous!" he mused.

Might Kimye have inspired a little Legend in the making? The hitmaker wouldn't say, but he did tell E! News the new album "represents the place I am in my life," which is to say "musically I think it represents a progression."

"I am still the same artist but I continue to grow, try new things, work with different people, but my core team still remains the same the whole time," he said.  "This album represents that core. That has always been me."

And fans can get a piece of Legend, at least metaphorically speaking, when Love in the Future hits stores Sept. 3.

—Reporting by Jennifer Cooper