Kanye Going MAGA Ruined Their Friendship

  • John Legend says his friendship with Kanye West fractured after West began backing Trump.
  • Legend stated they publicly disagreed on West’s MAGA assist and West’s operating for workplace.
  • Legend stated it “turned an excessive amount of for us to maintain our friendship.”

John Legend stated on Thursday that his friendship with Kanye West has been fractured ever because the latter began supporting former President Donald Trump.

Legend advised podcast host David Axelrod on the August 4 episode of “The Axe Recordsdata” that his longtime friendship with the rapper had fallen aside.

West — who formally modified his identify to Ye final yr — made headlines again in 2018 when he began backing Trump, saying that placing on the MAGA hat made him really feel like Superman. West additionally stated on the time that he helps Trump as a result of they each have “dragon vitality.”

West met with Trump on the White Home, the place he was photographed hugging Trump. The rapper continued to voice his assist for Trump in 2020.

Individually, West stated in July 2020 that he was operating for president, however missed the deadline to register to be a candidate on the poll in not less than 4 states.

On the podcast, Legend stated he and West “publicly disagreed on his operating for workplace, his supporting Trump, I believe it turned an excessive amount of for us to maintain our friendship, actually.”

Legend additionally stated West was irritated with him for not supporting his presidential run, to which Axelrod stated he was not “alone.”

“I wasn’t alone in that, however, , he was not blissful about that. And we actually have not been shut since then,” Legend replied.

Legend, nonetheless, stated that he thought West was “very actual,” citing the latter’s openness with “who he’s and his struggles with psychological well being.

“So I believe there’s not lots about him that individuals do not get,” Legend stated of West. “Like, he is been fairly upfront along with his opinions, his struggles, all of the issues that he is coping with. And I believe what you see with him is just about what you get.”

Legend and West brazenly feuded in April 2018 over West’s tweets about his political beliefs. Legend texted West asking to have a dialog about race and politics, however West — on a number of events — took screengrabs of these texts and shared them on social media.

In response, Legend posted a thread on Twitter about race and US politics that concluded with: “I really like that nice, good artists have the ability to think about a greater future. However artists cannot be blind to the reality.”

Chrissy Teigen, Legend’s spouse, stated in September 2018 that her husband and West had squashed their beef, however that Legend “nonetheless stands by the whole lot he stated.”

Representatives for West and Legend didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s requests for remark.

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