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*John Legend is definitely a heavy hitter in mainstream and R&B music, but he’s still mistaken for a criminal in Canada.

He goes through serious security checks whenever he travels to Canada because he shares the same name as a criminal, John Stephens.

He took to Twitter to express how he feels about the situation.

“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.”

But things must’ve went better during his most recent visit:

I made it through Canadian immigration with no problems this morning. The power of Twitter?” 


*In other entertainment news, British soul singer Sam Smith made a Whitney Houston song his own with a cover of “How Will I Know.”

Smith stopped by “SiriusXM” to promote his debut album, “In the Lonely Hour,” when he performed one of The Voice’s classics. 

And he managed to capture the song’s (and Houston’s) essence while adding something original and special of his own to it.

Watch the cover below: