John Legend blurred with Kanye West because of Trump ? He explains

Brenda Watkins
June 4, 2020

John Legend talks about his friendship with Kanye West and reveals that they are not as close as before.

That being said, he told United Kingdom newspaper The Sunday Times that 'I'm not trying to disown Kanye [West] because I still love him and love everything we've done together creatively. He's in Wyoming. I'm here in L.A. We both have growing families and I have no formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I think this is part of the natural life cycle. "But what I've always said is, we never talked about politics before", says Legend.

The legend, who guest-starred with rapper Chrissy Teigen during the rapper's wedding to Kim Kardashian in 2014, insisted that politics was "never a part" of their conversations. Instead, their interaction was nearly always about music and creativity. It is also in a different phase musically. He is doing gospel music. That is what he is focusing on right now, designing his clothes, so we are in different places.

But John Legend continued, sending another text that said: "Think freely".

John Legend and Kanye West's friendship has always been highly documented by a number of publications for a long time now.

The musicians were once close friends
The musicians were once close friends

Kanye's support for Trump might also annoy John's wife and mother of his children, Chrissy Teigen. You are the best artist of our generation. John then reached out privately to Kanye, asking him to "reconsider aligning yourself with Trump" because Kanye was "too powerful and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for".

In case you forgot or just aren't aware, John Legend was referring to April 2018 when West went on Twitter and backed the controversial president. He respects their opinions but "I stand my ground", he added. "If you feel something don't let peer pressure manipulate you". John Legend and Kanye West used to be extremely tight to each other a few years ago.

After a year of the incident, the "All of Me" singer told Vanity Fair: "I'm not trying to disown Kanye because I still love him and love everything we've done together creatively".

He admitted that both of them are now busy in their lives and are no longer close. But obviously we disagreed on the Trump thing, and we still do apparently, according to the new GQ article, ' the singer dished.

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We need to start to really listen to [and] help amplify black voices. "I've been trying to find the right words for days". The singer also asked her followers not to be silent about racism, to use their voice, and help put an end to it.

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