John Legend eye-catching in plaid at premiere of The Legend Of The Underground at Tribeca Festival

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John Legend attended the the 2021 Tribeca Festival alone on Thursday evening as his controversy-plagued wife Chrissy Teigen remained at home.

The hitmaker, 42, was hosting the premiere of the powerful documentary The Legend Of The Underground, which he co-executive produced, at he film festival yet he appeared alone following his wife’s tweet scandal. 

The 35-year-old model’s absence comes three weeks after her abusive tweets to Courtney Stodden and others from 2011 came to light, with many calling for her to be ‘cancelled’ after she was shown urging Courtney to die by suicide.  

Celebrity: John Legend attended the the 2021 Tribeca Festival alone on Thursday evening as his controversy-plagued wife Chrissy Teigen remained at home.

Celebrity: John Legend attended the the 2021 Tribeca Festival alone on Thursday evening as his controversy-plagued wife Chrissy Teigen remained at home.

Chrissy is under fire for allegedly telling the former reality star — who identifies as they/them — to ‘kill themselves’ when they were just 16-years-old, and also wrote slanderous comments about a few other Hollywood names. 

The scandal has caused the mother-of-two to run into trouble in maintaining her partnerships, including a deal with Vrbo and retailers carrying her cookbooks.

Courtney incurred relentless bullying both publicly and in private from Chrissy, who tweeted at the then-teen in 2011: ‘My Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmmm baby’, followed by: ‘go. to sleep. forever.’  

Old tweets from 2013 have also resurfaced in which she described nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis as ‘cocky’ and called Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, then 21, a ‘wh***’.

Woes continuing: The 35-year-old model's absence comes three weeks after her abusive tweets to Courtney Stodden and others from 2011 came to light, with many calling for her to be 'cancelled' after she was shown urging Courtney to die by suicide (pictured in 2020)

Woes continuing: The 35-year-old model’s absence comes three weeks after her abusive tweets to Courtney Stodden and others from 2011 came to light, with many calling for her to be ‘cancelled’ after she was shown urging Courtney to die by suicide (pictured in 2020)

Shock: Courtney (pictured) incurred relentless bullying both publicly and in private from Chrissy, who tweeted at the then-teen in 2011: 'My Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmmm baby', followed by: 'go. to sleep. forever'

Shock: Courtney (pictured) incurred relentless bullying both publicly and in private from Chrissy, who tweeted at the then-teen in 2011: ‘My Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmmm baby’, followed by: ‘go. to sleep. forever’ 

Ironically, Chrissy had stated that she was leaving Twitter before the scandal erupted because she was experiencing too much ‘negative’ abuse. 

Opting to stay at home amid the scandal, John appeared alone to debut the feature at the festival, which was co-founded by Robert De Niro.

John produced the feature with his Get Lifted Production Company co-founders Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius, and was seen to bring star power to the red carpet.

Hollywood player: Legend, 42, co-executive produced the feature with his Get Lifted Production Company co-founders Mike Jackson (pictured with the singer) and Ty Stiklorius

Hollywood player: Legend, 42, co-executive produced the feature with his Get Lifted Production Company co-founders Mike Jackson (pictured with the singer) and Ty Stiklorius

The film by directors Giselle Bailey and Nneka Onuorah will air on HBO and HBO Max beginning June 29.

It uncovers rampant discrimination in Nigeria while exploring the lives of several non conformist men who must choose to live imperiled lives there or flee to the USA.

Both women attended the high-profile screening along with several LGBTQ activists.

Big night: The film by directors Giselle Bailey and Nneka Onuorah will air on HBO and HBO Max beginning June 29

Big night: The film by directors Giselle Bailey and Nneka Onuorah will air on HBO and HBO Max beginning June 29

Legend, 42, put on a dapper display in a brown jacket over a black shirt and brown plaid trousers.

He left his shirt unbuttoned to flash a little chest hair.

The Grammy-winning recording artist sported a neatly trimmed full beard and completed his look with black Gucci loafers. 

Striking outfit: Legend put on a dapper display in a brown jacket over a black shirt and brown plaid trousers and completed his look with black Gucci loafers

Striking outfit: Legend put on a dapper display in a brown jacket over a black shirt and brown plaid trousers and completed his look with black Gucci loafers

Looking good: The Grammy-winning recording artist left his shirt unbuttoned to flash a little chest hair and he sported a neatly trimmed full beard

Looking good: The Grammy-winning recording artist left his shirt unbuttoned to flash a little chest hair and he sported a neatly trimmed full beard

Helmers Bailey and Onuorah said in a recent statement to People: ‘As two women, one Nigerian and one Jamaican, what drew us to create this film is the fact that there was a lack of visibility and access to the beautiful androgynous and non-conformist communities in these type of countries where being different can be criminalized.’

They went on: ‘We wanted to help paint an authentic picture that was a true depiction of this community and not one media likes to portray.’

The pair added: ‘On the asylum side of the story — being daughters of immigrant parents, and one of us being an immigrant having to move to the United States — we wanted to create empathy around the story of having to create a new home, culture and family in new spaces.

‘We hope through this film that people know they are not alone and there are others just like them and they can do more than survive. They can thrive.’

Powerful: Bailey and Onuorah's film uncovers rampant discrimination in Nigeria while exploring the lives of non conformist men who must choose to live imperiled lives or flee to the USA

Powerful: Bailey and Onuorah’s film uncovers rampant discrimination in Nigeria while exploring the lives of non conformist men who must choose to live imperiled lives or flee to the USA

Helmer: Bailey wore an eye-catching black long-sleeve jacket and matching skirt that featured white swirly patterns and she added pale green sandal heels

Helmer: Bailey wore an eye-catching black long-sleeve jacket and matching skirt that featured white swirly patterns and she added pale green sandal heels

Directing chops: Onuorah opted for a semi-sheer pale blue pant suit which she paired with a black crop top with cut-out panel at the bust

Directing chops: Onuorah opted for a semi-sheer pale blue pant suit which she paired with a black crop top with cut-out panel at the bust

VIPs: Edafe Okporo and Nicholas Giglio were among the guests who came out to support the screening

VIPs: Edafe Okporo and Nicholas Giglio were among the guests who came out to support the screening

Shaun Ross made a fashion statement with a black clerical-style coat and chunky platform shoes

Ayodeji Otuyelu stood out in an eclectic black and red ensemble

Guests: Shaun Ross, left, made a fashion statement with a black clerical-style coat and chunky platform shoes, while Ayodeji Otuyelu, right, stood out in an eclectic black and red ensemble

Support: Micheal Ighodaro and Jirair Ratevosian were also on hand for the premiere

Support: Micheal Ighodaro and Jirair Ratevosian were also on hand for the premiere

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