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

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

The 2021 Tribeca Festival is focused on highlighting new streaming and TV series and films. 

And on Thursday night, the festival co-founded by Robert De Niro hosted the world premiere of the powerful documentary The Legend Of The Underground.

John Legend, who co-executive produced the feature with his Get Lifted Production Company co-founders Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius, brought some star power to the red carpet in New York City.

Celebrity: John Legend lent his star power to the world premiere of documentary The Legend Of The Undergound at the Tribeca Festival in New York City on Thursday night

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.

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

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

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