The performance, which featured Legend taking on the iconic hook originally sung by the late Nate Dogg, did not sit well with the online audience.
Video footage capturing the duet circulated on social media, drawing a barrage of criticism aimed at Legend’s vocal interpretation of Nate Dogg’s classic contribution.
Despite the seemingly enjoyable performance between Legend and 50 Cent, social media users didn’t hold back in expressing their opinions.
On X (formerly Twitter), one user humorously commented, “He sings like how Johnathan Majors looks,” while another stated, “Lmao not this Selma version. No thank you!” A fan playfully remarked, “John Legend made it sound like a negro spiritual.”
In a more critical tone, one commenter went as far as to say, “Nate Dogg is rolling in his grave listening to this guy butcher his hook.”
Despite 50 Cent’s well-known penchant for humorous social media posts, he has not addressed the reactions to Legend’s performance at the time of this report.
The incident has sparked a lively discussion online about Legend’s interpretation of the classic track, with opinions varying widely.