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John Legend reacts to Kim Kardashian hold-up: 'You can't go through life in fear'

Published 15/10/2016

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

John Legend isn't making any changes in his family's life after his friend Kim Kardashian was robbed.

John Legend isn't worried about experiencing the same scary drama his friend Kim Kardashian endured in Paris earlier this month (03Oct15).

The All of Me hitmaker and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, have been close with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for years, and Chrissy was one of the first celebrities to defend Kim on Twitter after trolls joked about her pal's frightening experience, when robbers raided the reality TV star's Paris, France apartment, bound and gagged her and pointed a gun at her before making off with jewellery and electronics.

"I don't think you should go through life thinking that the very worst thing can happen all the time," John told Sway in the Morning radio host Sway Calloway on Friday (14Oct15).

"That was an extremely rare kinda thing that isn't likely to happen very often in anyone's life, that's a one-in-a-billion situation, so you don't want to go through life expecting one-in-a-billion things to happen to you all the time.

"You can't go through life in fear all the time, and we try not to."

Sway asked Legend if he thought there was any truth to the rumours of insurance fraud surrounding the robbery, and the singer immediately responded, "I don't buy that."

He added, "People were criticising (her) security... but (if) five people with guns come up, I don't care. If you've got two or three security people, they've got to back up. You don't want to get in a gun fight... Just give them what they want and escape with your life."

Reports suggest Kim's regular security guard was looking after her sister Kourtney elsewhere in Paris, leading many to believe the thugs had inside information about the Kardashians' whereabouts in the city and safety details.

The Kardashians are now back home in Los Angeles. Kim has yet to comment on her ordeal.

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