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- Radha Rao was performing a rendition of John Legend’s hit single “All Of Me” in Faneuil Hall on Sunday.
- Legend, who was in town for a concert, happened to be in her crowd of admirers.
- Legend gave Rao a hug and tip following her performance.
A Boston street musician was stunned to find the artist whose song she was covering in the crowd of her admirers.
Radha Rao was performing a rendition of John Legend’s hit single “All Of Me” in Faneuil Hall on Sunday when Legend himself came forward from the crowd.
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Rao told The Associated Press she didn’t recognize Legend at first, who was wearing a mask, when he approached her. Legend was in town, unbeknownst to Rao, to perform a concert in the city Sunday night.
“What are the odds that John Legend is in town, in the area you’re performing, as you’re singing his song? Beyond believable,” Rao said.
Legend gave Rao a hug and tip following her performance.
“A lot of people tend to ask, ‘Did you play it because he was there?’ And the answer is no,” Rao said. “I was playing it, and then he happened to appear after I started the song, so it was quite a shocking experience.”
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