John Legend Addresses Controversy Surrounding His "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Remake

  • Published on Nov 23, 2019
  • John Legend talks about friends, family and The Voice coaches giving him grief about being named People's Sexiest Man Alive and responds to the criticism of his and Kelly Clarkson's humorous take on "Baby It's Cold Outside."
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    John Legend Addresses Controversy Surrounding His "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Remake
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Comments • 331

  • Eddy Winata
    Eddy Winata 12 days ago

    Underneath the cameltoe

  • Roy Mandina
    Roy Mandina 16 days ago

    "Fun?" Is that what you said; "fun?" You rewrote the words to a timeless classic, dumped in your immoral ideas about how you think killing babies is just peachy f - - kin keen ("Your body, your choice") ................and you think that's fun?

  • Sandi MissCrafty
    Sandi MissCrafty 20 days ago

    Sounds Like A Bunch Of Snowflakes. ☃️❄❄❄❄❄

  • jxwhit8
    jxwhit8 21 day ago

    LOL... she was sexually harassing him. #metoo

  • m pa
    m pa 23 days ago

    In the current drive to say that men and women differ only in their genitals, the energy gradient is levelling out. What happens when you level out an energy gradient? No flow of current. Do you remember the dance scene in It's a Wonderful Life? They portrayed the almost electric energy flow between George and Mary. That is very real. In our culture, that current flows less and less. All those lectures about sexual harassment in college are having an effect- the lads won't ask the women out, for fear of false accusations. Years ago, I used to sit in restaurants in Northampton, and listen to feminists in their later 30's, eating together, and bitterly complaining that there were no real men any more, you know, guys who had good jobs, willing to commit to the major risks of marriage- to them. All I could think of, is gee, lasses, you created this for yourself. It was better than standup comedy. And this song is hilarious. It's about a beta male, who isn't going anywhere with her.

  • m pa
    m pa 23 days ago

    When I drive on the road, I stay between the lines, and stop at stoplights. Modern culture doesn't do that any more. When you have two poles- of different charge- you get an energy gradient, and current flows between them. When my parents were young, men knew their role. Yes, there were abusive men. There were abusive women, then, too. Women had options, yes, even in the 1950's. But they had a track they could stay on. The idea that gender is a social construct could only come from a culture that has gone blind to visceral reality. Women go for alpha males. Otherwise, Hugh Hefner would never have had the girlfriends. Look up the Hopi word Koyanisqaatsi. It refers to a world extremely out of balance. Our culture is koyanisqaatsi. Read books quoting native american elders, especially women. Not a single one will describe gender as a social construct. Indigenous cultures can't afford the luxury of extreme stupidity, and ignorance of that which is real. Modern culture is tilting at windmills. And Aldonza stays Aldonza, she never makes the transition.

  • cnralph
    cnralph 23 days ago

    That version sucked with a capital S

  • 23 days ago +1

    The songs shows 2 people flirting and not an attepmted rape or something.
    Never ever change the lyrics.

  • Zachary Schultz
    Zachary Schultz 24 days ago +4

    Idina Menzel, Michael Bublé, and Dean Martin's versions forever. Sorry John but your version isnt going to be very legendary the way you would like it to be 🤷🏼‍♂️

  • harold Flores
    harold Flores 25 days ago

    Fuck this new version. Fuck all the people who like this. sucks sucks!!!

  • anon amous
    anon amous 26 days ago +6

    The new one sucks. The way political correctness sucks the fun out of everything. I like the playfulness of the old one. Him trying to talk her into staying, her saying well... maybe one more drink.
    The new one she says no no no and he says well then get the hell out. Not fun at all.

  • Maddy Krebs
    Maddy Krebs 26 days ago +1

    Honestly the lyrics are just dumb. I understand what they’re going for but they could’ve done so much better

  • Caleb Christner
    Caleb Christner 27 days ago +2

    This political correct version is horse crap. U didn't need to change it. Leave stuff the way it is

  • Rainbow 101
    Rainbow 101 Month ago

    Who are the two big British critics?

  • Eddy Winata
    Eddy Winata Month ago

    Baby , It's nipply outside

  • aledanniel
    aledanniel Month ago

    Remake is poop

  • bbenjamin23
    bbenjamin23 Month ago

    Pretty sure no one is gonna play this version loud John. Unless they want a fucking laugh

  • David Bobowski
    David Bobowski Month ago +9

    Even without the lyric "fixes," their energy was so bland on the track. I was bored.

  • Bella Maria
    Bella Maria Month ago

    People who are getting SO upset over this new version are no different than the people who argued to get this song off the radio. Listen to what you wanna listen to. If you like the new one, great. You like the old one? Great. You have options now.

  • Annie bannie
    Annie bannie Month ago +5

    It was a great classic flirty song I know I grew up listening to that with my mum and dad and siblings and never thought of it was offensive.

  • Sheila Eagy
    Sheila Eagy Month ago +2

    I love your version John. You and Kelly we’re awesome. Love love love it. Had to go back and listen to it again. This is now my favorite song.

  • Tom Ripley
    Tom Ripley Month ago +5

    They made a complete nonsense of the song. They sing "It's Cold Outside" because that is the reason to prevent her leaving. He wants her to stay. The new version he is almost pushing her out the door into the cold whilst quoting "me too" bumper sticker quotes. It really is garbage written by sanctimonious idiots. And don't start me on this "sexiest man alive" BS. I look better than him after a weekend bender.

  • Tray Rite
    Tray Rite Month ago

    The song is trash

  • RaAja
    RaAja Month ago +50

    The re-make is terrible, PERIOD. The original is a classic, so why change it 🤷🏾‍♀️.

    • 23 days ago

      There are many good versions of this song.
      The Loesser/Garland version is very good, but not my favorite.

    • Angelique Hogan
      Angelique Hogan 24 days ago +1

      Blame Feminism

    • Blondejesus7
      Blondejesus7 27 days ago

      Dee you have to be really retired to think the lyrics have anything to do with rap

    • CDMz Legend
      CDMz Legend 28 days ago +1

      @Dee you need to take in context without it you will live a fool

    • Dee
      Dee Month ago

      Rapey lyrics. God forbid they think of victims. Who are the actual snowflakes here? The people not trying to trigger anyone or the whiners complaining about a change in lyrics. WHINERS!

  • mitch d
    mitch d Month ago

    This song is so cringe now its pathetic

  • Savage KingX
    Savage KingX Month ago +3

    Idris Elba couldve been sexiest man again this year instead. Or Jason Mamoa or Dwayne Johnson or John Cena

    • Tom Ripley
      Tom Ripley Month ago

      Right. This guy has a hell of a publicist.

    ZE_GERMAN Month ago

    The Rat Pack would smack that arrogant asshole.

  • daddydojang
    daddydojang Month ago

    Lost all respect

  • Rik Eo
    Rik Eo Month ago

    Was you asked who was sexy.. no. It's all a cheap gimmick to make him relevant hes over rated and that's not even mentioning the evil rumours about him and his wife..

  • jacoblgames
    jacoblgames Month ago

    His Christmas album won a Grammy? There is no way that the rest of the songs are good enough to make up for his hackneyed remake of "Baby, It's Cold Outside." The Grammies have turned into a joke. He can use whatever lousy defense he wants. At the end of the day, he was complicit in true cultural appropriation.

    • Andrew Johnson
      Andrew Johnson Month ago +1

      The Grammys aren't until February, genius. Tell us more about his "cultural appropriation" though.

    • jesse kl
      jesse kl Month ago +2

      The grammys have always been a joke and there was no cultural appropriation and none of that should matter anyways because no oneis forcing you to listen to the song (unless someone is actually forcing you to, then idk buy airpods)

  • Hunter S
    Hunter S Month ago +2

    How can he win sexiest man alive? He looks like a weird smush face little kid. Idris Elba could have won THIS year over him. Name anybody and they should have been chosen over him.

  • PurpleRain500
    PurpleRain500 Month ago +1

    Anyone else find it odd how the same people who think the original is a creepy date-rape song, probably have playlists full of degrading Rap and Hip-Hop that routinely call women bitches and hos, but that’s ok right? Give me a fucking BREAK! I am so done with this p.c. “Woke” mob that I don’t know what to do. Liberalism is a disease, and anyone who thinks otherwise needs their head examined. Most of all those two jackasses for making that shit, and any idiot who buys it!

  • Tammy Kirk
    Tammy Kirk Month ago

    He really do think hes sexy wow LOL

  • Tammy Kirk
    Tammy Kirk Month ago +1

    Hes so gay ew

  • Mikey M
    Mikey M Month ago +41

    This song is ridiculous Kelly clarkson is like I really can’t stay and then he’s like ok get out my house it’s so annoying and I can’t believe how offended people get nowadays

    • nessa H.
      nessa H. 25 days ago

      @jacoblgames exactly! because if anything in the new song she's invading his privacy because he's asked her to leave and she won't😂😂

    • Andrew Johnson
      Andrew Johnson Month ago

      @jacoblgames there is a difference between sexual and rapey.

    • Mary O Harte
      Mary O Harte Month ago

      oh my god it was a joke about all of the controversy lol

    • jacoblgames
      jacoblgames Month ago

      And if Deana Martin is right then the lyrics are actually more sexual than the original, which further begs the question of "what the hell was the point?"

  • Mona Mona
    Mona Mona Month ago +3

    He’s handsome not sexy.
    Brad Pitt is sexy, Idris Alba is sexy

  • gjaddajg
    gjaddajg Month ago

    Stop blackwashing and appropriating our culture, thanks.

  • Patry Atry
    Patry Atry Month ago +1

    Is he wearing.... a bra?

  • thewillingwell
    thewillingwell Month ago

    Jimmy really knows how to kiss someone’s ass.

  • rgw1380rw
    rgw1380rw Month ago +3

    I recently asked a few women why they are so down on this man being labeled as the sexiest man alive. I had a good laugh when the majority of the answers were based off of him being soft spoken, or looking like he may be soft/can't fight 😂! The guy who was repeatedly mentioned to me was Idris Elba. His British accent seemed to be the main thing that made the women I asked rank him as the sexiest man alive. As a straight man, I don't view Idris Elba as being very handsome. Looking like you can fight, or having a foreign accent doesn't quite make a man the epitome of sexy/attractive. How does a man that can actually fight look or sound in the first place🤔? The rather quiet bookworm may actually be a trained fighter, while the rugged looking guy may not be able to fight at all😂!

    • rgw1380rw
      rgw1380rw Month ago

      @Tom Ripley I'm not trying to convince anyone to do anything. I just get a good laugh out of people who think every Alpha Male is some musclebound tall guy😂!

    • Tom Ripley
      Tom Ripley Month ago

      @rgw1380rw Have you calmed down yet? All I'm gathering from this is that you're a Legend who wants to be an Elba but you're not so you bitterly try to convince women who want Elba that they really want Legend. Not gonna happen, bud. You can't change the facts of life.

    • rgw1380rw
      rgw1380rw Month ago

      @Tom Ripley Where did I mention anything that labeled me as paranoid? If anything, people who judge others based off of appearance sound a bit unsure of themselves, and must need protection from others who put a bit of paranoia in their minds. Maybe you're scared enough of some tough looking guy to give him the title of Alpha or superior to anyone that's smaller or lacking bass in his voice, but I'm not, my friend. Being more physically built doesn't mean you can fight, or put fear in someone that is a trained fighter. As I've stated, we've all seen the available footage of big tough looking/loud and tough acting guys getting put in their place by an unassuming person. As far a women go, they tend to repeatedly make foolish decisions in the men they choose, then complain about their choice. As a so called Black man, I've seen this foolishness based on appearance and lifestyle leave many dead men, incarcerated men, and fatherless children being raised by so called Black women that then prefer a Mr. Legend later on in life.

    • Tom Ripley
      Tom Ripley Month ago

      @rgw1380rw There has to something fuelling these paranoid ramblings you go off on at a tangent when the simple issue is whether one man is more attractive than another. Hope you've had time to reflect why women on the whole find Elba sexy and Legend a puny joke who doesn't deserve his title. It's really not that difficult.

    • rgw1380rw
      rgw1380rw Month ago

      @Tom Ripley Personal issues? Who the fuck are you to help me with any percieved issues you think I have? Don't flatter yourself, buddy😅! What makes Mr. Legend a beta male? I've heard of Edris Elba assaulting a female, yet nothing of his ultimately dominant look doing anything to another male. Too many women are left bitter with their illogical way of thinking, which is absolutely the truth. Status aside, one man is considered to be handsome, while the other can't even fool himself. Accent aside, anyone can diet, lift a bit of weights and get a better build than Mr. Elba. There is nothing based on a look that makes a man Alpha or beta. Haven't you seen the available videos of the scary looking guy trying to pick with a smaller, or quieter guy that asked to be left alone? While the dumb ass women are hot in the ass for the character, the so called beta has often straight up ko'd, or beat fire out Mr. Alpha image. That image bs is for fools. You have a nation of so called Alpha's stressing themselves out of their hairlines, into child support, court cases, caskets, alienation from their children, aneurysms, looking older than they actually are and so forth.

  • Francisco Garcia
    Francisco Garcia Month ago +1

    It’s like famous people are in competition with the only other virtual entity that rivals their very existence. I’m glad John Legend isn’t a political influencer! At what point do some of these widely known individuals feel morally obligated to share personal political views, but not actual birth names?

  • saeedur rahman
    saeedur rahman Month ago +2

    Everyone John is almost 41

  • Leah Housley
    Leah Housley Month ago

    Not a fan after he RUINED a Christmas song

  • Brandin Shaeffer
    Brandin Shaeffer Month ago +2

    Sometimes it feels like a massive PR team is constantly shoving John Legend down my throat. I just don't find anything interesting about such vanilla artists. Imo he's more of an incredibly talented vegas performer. I wouldn't call him an artist tho - art is political. Art punches up. Art makes you think. Art changes the world. And the whole question on sexiness ...i mean... i personally prefer manlier looking men like James McAvoy or Idris Elba. But he can't change his face so that's not something I'd fault him for 😂

  • Geese
    Geese Month ago


  • Natallie & Duncan Manowski

    He has achieved ruining a Christmas song....

  • Panagiotis Skartsilas
    Panagiotis Skartsilas Month ago +25

    First he ruined my favorite Christmas song and then my eyes.

    • Geese
      Geese Month ago

      Panagiotis Skartsilas savage

  • Vic Vic Murphy
    Vic Vic Murphy Month ago +2

    Dwyane The Rock Johnson's got him beat, by a MILLION

  • Mary Comaduran
    Mary Comaduran Month ago

    Who the fuck do you think you are, John Legend, to change the words to an old Standard. He is not sexy in my opinion, but is a good looking man. His ego is too big to make him sexy

  • Hadley Pleasanton
    Hadley Pleasanton Month ago +2

    He and his wife are drunks. I hope they get their children taken away. Sad. 😢

    • Jordan D
      Jordan D Month ago

      How did someone like this comment?

  • terah101
    terah101 Month ago +28

    Take nothing away from his talent but when I heard his remake of the song, I honestly thought it was done as a parody to make fun of PC culture. Sadly, I was mistaken and it was a serious release.

  • Ehriykkah
    Ehriykkah Month ago +2

    not gonna lie, Baby Its Cold Outside (his version) suckeeddddd. terribly. but his damage-control here was pretty damn good.

  • tiffany curtis
    tiffany curtis Month ago


    • rgw1380rw
      rgw1380rw Month ago

      🤔Can you explain how you came up with that statement?

    • Annie are you ok?
      Annie are you ok? Month ago

      Is their a problem if he isn't straight? Also you most definitely are not correct.

  • gjaddajg
    gjaddajg Month ago

    He's a retarded SJW and his song is trash.

  • Tor W
    Tor W Month ago +2

    The biggest irony of this remake is Kelly Clarkson herself covered the original version. If she had a problem with it only a few years ago, when she recorded it for her Wrapped up in Red Christmas album, she should have refused to do it then.

  • Mike's Music Box
    Mike's Music Box Month ago +4

    He's lame, and his new tune sucks. He's part of the politically correct that is destroying this country. Sexiest man alive? Really? Damn...things have changed.

    • rgw1380rw
      rgw1380rw Month ago

      He'll most likely "lame" about 90% of any women that ever spoke 5 words to you.

  • Tammy Brantley
    Tammy Brantley Month ago +3

    I love when artists do a little Christmas music!

    • Warren Wagner
      Warren Wagner Month ago +3

      Do you love it when "artists" turn a non-sexual classic song into something totally about sex?

  • James Wasmund
    James Wasmund Month ago +1

    Pathetic song!

  • Mariangelica De Sousa

    All i need to Say is.... He is sexy and the song is funny and beautiful

  • x3sirix3
    x3sirix3 Month ago +3

    I prefer him with a shirt under the blazer. Lol