John Legend: always a smooth singer, allegedly a smooth criminal. Reportedly the “Save Room” singer just got slapped with a law suit, courtesy of a songwriter accusing Legend of stealing his tune. John Legend’s song stealing debacle comes at the hands of performer Anthony Stokes, who claims that he gave his demo to Legend in 2004, but failed to get any follow-up. Cut to 2006, when Legend released a similar sounding song. Are we to believe that there are only so many bittersweet romantic ballads circulating in the universe, or is this something more sinister?
Stokes now claims that Legend’s song “Maxine’s Interlude” is clearly based on his tune “Where Are You Now?”; Stokes is seeking damages, as well as attempting to block the sale of Legend’s song. No! Then how will babies get made?!?! TMZ has the two songs side-by-side for comparison, if you want to make your own judgment. Personally we think it could go one way or the other, just as long as either way ends with someone drinking champagne in a heart-shaped Jacuzzi.