I knew Kanye West would be a star: singer John Legend

August 23rd, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 23 (IANS) The R&B singer John Legend says he had predicted long time back that rapper Kanye West would make it big in the music industry.Legend revealed that West had once opened on of his shows at a club, contactmusic.com reports.

He said: “Kanye was still grinding it out when I was grinding it out. We did shows together. He actually opened for me at one point. It was weird, ’cause people didn’t know him at all. He was really well-known in the (music) business because he was producing for everybody, but no one kind of in the general public knew who he was as a rapper.”

But Legend was certain that West would make it big even though the audience was not very responsive that day.

“We did a show at S.O.B.’s (club), and the crowd was definitely getting restless while he was performing. It’s hard to play a live show when people have no idea who you are. I knew he was going to be great and was going to be a big star, but at the time, no one knew. Little did they know who he was going to be.”

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