T-Mobile’s Legere Tries to Party With AT&T
T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) Chief Executive John Legere just got a little cooler. Known for his big personality and unfiltered mouth, the big man at T-Mobile has been lauded as one of the most exciting and unabashed CEOs, and he perpetuated that reputation on Monday night, when he attempted to crash AT&T’s (NYSE:T) party for developers in Las Vegas.
On the night before the official kickoff to the Consumer Electronics Show, Re/code reports that Legere, outfitted in his typical magenta T-Mobile logo shirt under a leather jacket, tried to work his way into a party AT&T was throwing but was — unsurprisingly — denied. AT&T, one of T-Mobile’s biggest rivals, quickly had the hotel’s security remove Legere, and he was reportedly escorted from the premises.
It’s not surprising that Legere’s presence was unwelcome at the AT&T event, as AT&T and T-Mobile are bitter competitors. Legere has been none too shy about blasting AT&T on social media, but following the event, Legere still voiced surprise that he was escorted out of the party Monday night. He told Re/code, “I just wanted to hear Macklemore.”