Why was John Legend stopped by airport security?! Mon-23-Jun-14 16:30 Share this By Steph MonksJohn Legend was stopped at the airport because officials thought he was a criminal!He was going through a security check in Canada. When he showed them his passport, which shows his real name John Stephens, they pulled him aside because they thought he was an on-the-run criminal with the same name! Once they realised he wasn’t the criminal they were looking for and is actually a mega-huge-massive famous person, they let him go. You May Also Like Justin Bieber arrested for DUI Justin Bieber arrested for DUI Justin Bieber tells his fans to back off Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .