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On chance meeting with Kanye West and John Legend: I was in LA recording and [decided to take a walk.] I was listening to the "Through the Wire" mixtape, and I [decided to go] to Roscoe's [Chicken and Waffles]. I saw Yeezy sitting there. I said, 'Oh God, please Jesus, if you're there, let him walk out so I can say something to him.' He walked right out, and I went to him, and said, 'I'm a fan, but I want to work with John Legend. I love his voice, and I think he's awesome.' (Laughs) No fear. ... He gave me his phone number, and I ended up going to the studio [where John Legend was working.] I talked with John about Mac things ... We kept in touch, and he worked on my first album. As soon as I left my first label, he said, 'Come over here. I'll sign you. Let's go.'

On chance meeting with Kanye West and John Legend: I was in LA recording…