John Legend And Beyonce In For 'Chime For Change' London Show
Star hints at possible collaboration for women's empowerment concert
John Legend and Beyonce are among the stars who have signed for a special concert at London’s Twickenham stadium on June 1st in aid of Chime For Change, a global campaign for girls’ and womens’ empowerment. Founded by Gucci, it aims to raise funds for nonprofits working to improve girls' and women's lives.
Legend has been talking to the Huffington Post about the event and bigged up the fact that he and Beyonce would be taking to the same stage, even teasing - very slightly mind – that they could do a duet together. Discussing his fellow performer, Legend commented that “we have a very high mutual respect for each other," adding “I don't know, I'll have to talk to Mrs Carter about that," regarding any sort of possible live team-up. As well as Beyonce and Legend, the line-up includes Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, HAIM, Iggy Azalea, Laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland, prompting Legend to comment "It's a pretty dynamic group of people and I'm proud to be part of it."
Commenting on the concert via a video message, Beyonce said "Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible.” It’s part of a busy year for Be, with the star set for a world wide tour, with some fans in uproar over decision to tour under the name of her husband Jay Z’s surname Carter.
John Legend and Beyonce are in London together this summer