John Legend says Kanye West's presidential run ended his friendship with him

Published on August 05, 2022 23:10 PM by FactsWOW Team

Got too much for us to preserve our friendship

It "got too much for us to preserve our friendship" when John Legend and Kanye West's political differences "grew too much." Performer Kanye West's support for Trump and his plans to run for president in 2020 shattered their friendship, according to the 43-year-old singer.

David Axelrod on The Axe Files podcast

Legend admitted to David Axelrod on The Axe Files podcast that he and Axelrod "aren't buddies as much as we used to be." "In all honesty, I believe that his support for Trump is a result of our public disagreement over his running for government. I'm beginning to believe that our friendship can no longer be sustained because of what happened." Legend, 45, and Kanye West, 45, have worked together on a number of tracks over the years, including "Number One" and "It's Over," in which they collaborated as a full-fledged duo.

Kanye West was "not happy"

Legend claims that Kanye West was "not happy" when the "All of Me" singer didn't support him when he declared his presidential bid in 2020. "For reasonable reasons," Legend added, "he was disappointed that I didn't support his presidential run in the United States of America." "Although I wasn't the only one, he was none too pleased. Since then, we haven't really been in touch."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's

In the midst of a difficult personal life and a string of out-of-control outbursts, West announced his candidacy for the presidency. He opened out about his family in his lone campaign appearance. A dozen states gave him around 60,000 votes each. In the wake of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's failure to gain enough votes to secure the Democratic nomination, Legend backed current President Joe Biden.

"Love Me Now"

In the past, Legend has spoken out about the poor connection he has had with Yeezy. Singer of the hit song "Love Me Now" spoke to the U.K.'s The Sunday Times in 2020 about their friendship and said at the time that they weren't breaking up because of politics, but because they each had their own personal lives to lead.

"Politics never came up"

We are not any fewer buddies because of Trump, according to Legend. "We're simply doing our own thing, in my opinion. Wyoming is where he is. L.A. is where I'm at. I think it's just part of the normal cycle of life because we both have growing children and we no longer have a formal commercial relationship as artists." While Legend stated that "politics never came up" in their conversation, he added that it was "never a part."

Kim Kardashian in 2014

As he put it, "Our conversation was nearly always about music and art." "As far as music is concerned, he's in a new place. He's a musician who specialises in gospel music. We're apart since he's focusing on that right now, making his own clothing." Even attending West's wedding to Kim Kardashian in 2014, Legend has been a longstanding friend of the rapper. In 2018, however, the two men engaged in a public feud over West's support for President Trump on social media.

Kanye West

It wasn't long before Kanye West shared an image of a discussion he and Chrissy Teigen had had in which they talked about their support for Hillary Clinton. "It's me, JL. Thank you for your support of Trump, but I hope you'll rethink it "Legend appears to have written in the text message conversation. "You have far too much clout and sway to support him for who he is and what he believes in. It's important to remember that what you say has an impact on your fans. These people are devoted to you and value what you have to say."

Trump's policies

The legend went on "As a result of Trump's policies, many individuals who care about you feel betrayed, especially those of colour. Be careful what you leave behind you. Our generation owes a debt of gratitude to you."

West’s text

According to reports, West texted back, "I'm grateful for your thoughts, John, and I adore you. You're using a fear-based strategy to control my thoughts by mentioning my fans or my legacy." Then, just a few days later, West published a picture of himself and Legend at Teigen's baby shower on social media, clearly putting their issues behind them.

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