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John Legend shares name with ‘legendary’ criminal

John Legend shares name with ‘legendary’ criminal

JOHN LEGEND: Canada is a hassle for him. Photo: Associated Press

John Legend is often targeted by Canadian immigration officials who mistake him for a criminal with the same name.

The “Ordinary People” hitmaker faces trouble when he goes through security checks at airports in Canada because he shares his real name, John Stephens, with another man who has a criminal record.

Legend wrote about his fears on Twitter as he headed to the country, writing, “Heading to Canada now. Somebody help me out at immigration please… Somebody with my first and last name (John Stephens) but not my birthdate, SS# (social security number) or anything else, has a criminal record. And I get flagged… I ONLY get flagged in Canada, none of the other 100-something countries in the world.”

However, Legend later updated his fans to let them know he had no problems on his trip.

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