After John Legend denied he was reportedly looking for white, overweight Americans to play Trump supporters for an upcoming music video, he now claimed the casting was for a different project involving his music.
"Well, I don't want to be associated with that other casting call, that wasn't for my [music] video," the 38-year-old singer told TMZ Wednesday. "No, that wasn't for our video."
He added, "Someone else was trying to cast something using a song of mine, but I had nothing to do with that... I didn't cast them. I wasn't there for that portion."
The celebrity gossip site added Legend shot a music video featuring Black Lives Matter protestors.
TMZ previously reported a notice by Casting Networks in Los Angeles that stated "White men and women, 30-65 years old, Preferably out of shape. Will be playing protestors (sic) at a rally. We will shoot a make belief (sic) rally on a sound stage and will need 8 people to play Trump supporters.”
Legend took to Twitter to dispell the rumors.
The "Love Me Now" singer wrote: "There's a casting call out there claiming to represent me looking for "out of shape" Trump supporters. This didn't come from me or my team."
He continued: "I still think Trump is awful and whoever voted for him did a disservice to the country. But I didn't issue this casting call."
But some didn't buy Legend's claim.
"These older white male Trump supporters fit your job description? I thought better of you. I really did. #CreateUnity not #Division"
Legend quickly snapped back, asking commenters to note his explanation that neither he nor his team had anything to do with the casting call.