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John Legend Could Be Your New Google Assistant


We’ve all seen that Alexa ad: Having lost her voice, Amazon’s virtual assistant requires some last-minute substitution from the vocal stylings of Gordon Ramsay, Cardi B, Rebel Wilson, and Sir Anthony Hopkins — to hilarious results. Well, on Tuesday, John Legend and Google teamed up to make what probably started off as an extended joke a reality. At the annual Google I/O conference, The Next Web reported, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that Google Assistant would be getting six new voices, one of whom will be Mr. Chrissy Teigen.

According to The Next Web, Sundar said that the John Legend–voiced Google Assistant won’t be able to respond to every single inquiry, but he will be able to cover the basics like, say, the weather. “John Legend. He would probably tell you he don’t want to brag, but he’ll be the best assistant you ever had,” John said in a video showing him recording some of the prompts you can hear his voice for.

Chrissy took to Twitter shortly after the announcement to share her thoughts on the gig. “I don’t even need human John anymore,” she joked.

This isn’t the only quirky side job the singer/songwriter has taken on recently. Just last week, John received a Tony nomination for a song he wrote for the SpongeBob SquarePants musical. This prompted Chrissy to express herself via her favorite medium, Twitter. “John got nominated for a Tony this morning for a song he apparently wrote for Spongebob Squarepants,” she tweeted. “Why does he not tell me when he writes Spongebob songs?? What else is he lying about?? Are there other songs out there??” And, a couple days before, he and Charlamagne tha God briefly acted as history tutors to Kanye West, texting him to clear up some misconceptions about the Civil War and the Civil Rights Act. So, we can’t help but wonder, what will John do next?

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