According To John Legend, Here’s Why He & Kanye Aren’t Friends Anymore
During a recent interview with The Times, John Legend opened up about his current friendship status with Kanye West—seemingly implying that they aren’t really in touch anymore. Though, he did dishes that it doesn’t have to do with Kanye’s vocal support of President Donald Trump. Hm, yeah right?
He’s up in Wyoming. I’m here in LA. We’ve both got growing families and I no longer have a formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I think it’s just part of the natural cycle of life
When asked about the whole Trump situation, John said, “I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing. I just think we’re doing our own thing.” He also added, “But what I’ve always said is, we never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music…. He’s also in a different place musically. He’s doing gospel music. That’s what he’s focused on right now, designing his clothes, so we’re in different places.”
Oh so, let me get this straight, the reason why he and Kanye aren’t in touch anymore is because they live in a different state and that they make ‘’different music’’ now? There is nothing to do with Kanye publicly supporting Trump who, at the same time, was despised by John Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen? Sure John, if you said so. Sometimes friends do drift apart, right? Let’s stroll down the memory lane shall we?
John and Kanye West, 42, have been longtime friends; he even attended the rapper’s 2014 wedding to Kim Kardashian West. But in 2018, the two men sparred online about West’s support for Trump. At the time, West tweeted a screenshot of a conversation he had with Legend, who, along with his wife Chrissy Teigen, had publicly supported Hilary Clinton during the 2016 election.
“Hey it’s JL. I hope you’ll reconsider aligning yourself with Trump,” Legend seemingly wrote in a recent text message exchange. “You’re way too powerful and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for. As you know, what you say really means something to your fans. They are loyal to you and respect your opinion.”
Hey it’s JL. I hope you’ll reconsider aligning yourself with Trump. You’re way too powerful and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for. As you know, what you say really means something to your fans
Legend continued: “So many people who love you feel so betrayed right now because they know the harm that Trump’s policies cause, especially to people of color. Don’t let this be part of your legacy. You’re the greatest artist of our generation.”
West replied to the text: “I love you John and I appreciate your thoughts. You bringing up my fans or my legacy is a tactic based on fear used to manipulate my free thought.”
But just days later, the pair seemingly put their differences aside when West shared a selfie of he and Legend from Teigen‘s baby shower. “We got love. Agree to disagree,” West captioned the photo. But yeah, Sure John, if you said so. Sometimes friends do drift apart, right?