John Legend says Kanye’s support of Trump ‘became too much for us to sustain our friendship’

John Legend says his friendship with Kanye West will not be what it was due to the rapper’s assist for former President Donald Trump. 

Legend spoke out in regards to the pair’s now-tarnished friendship on an episode of CNN’s The Axe Files and revealed that they publicly disagreed on Kanye’s operating for workplace, supporting Trump and that it turned ‘an excessive amount of for us to maintain our friendship, truthfully.’

West was an outspoken supporter of Trump when the previous president was in workplace, whereas Legend has been a longtime Trump critic. 

In the podcast episode launched on Thursday,  Legend revealed that their falling out was additionally a results of West getting upset as a result of he didn’t assist Trump’s run for the presidency.

‘He was upset that I did not assist his run for presidency of the United States of America — for comprehensible causes,’ Legend stated.

John Legend (pictured here in July) says his friendship with Kanye West is not what it used to be because of the rapper's support for former President Donald Trump

John Legend (pictured right here in July) says his friendship with Kanye West will not be what it was due to the rapper’s assist for former President Donald Trump

Kanye West (pictured in May) was an outspoken supporter of Trump when the former president was in office, while Legend has been a longtime Trump critic

Kanye West (pictured in May) was an outspoken supporter of Trump when the previous president was in workplace, whereas Legend has been a longtime Trump critic

‘Let me ask you about your relationship with him,’ podcast host David Axelrod stated, ‘Because I do know you are buddies nonetheless, however he is, , his conduct and his politics, I suppose — his politics are a lot totally different or have been a lot totally different than yours?’

Legend responded: ‘Well, , we aren’t buddies as a lot as we was as a result of I truthfully assume as a result of we publicly disagreed on his operating for workplace, his supporting Trump, I believe it turned, uh, an excessive amount of for us to maintain our friendship, truthfully.’

‘He was upset that I did not assist his run for presidency of the United States of America for comprehensible causes,’ he added.

‘You weren’t alone in that by the way in which,’ Axelrod stated.

‘I wasn’t alone in that, however, , he was not completely satisfied about that. And we actually have not been shut since then,’ Legend stated.

‘What do not individuals perceive about him?’ Axelrod requested.

‘Well, I believe individuals get quite a bit about him. I believe. Um, he is been very open with who he’s and his struggles with psychological well being and he is very actual, truthfully,’ Legend replied.

Legend spoke out about the pair's now-tarnished friendship on an episode of CNN's The Axe Files and revealed that they publicly disagreed on Kanye's running for office, supporting Trump (pictured) and that it became 'too much for us to sustain our friendship, honestly'

Legend spoke out in regards to the pair’s now-tarnished friendship on an episode of CNN’s The Axe Files and revealed that they publicly disagreed on Kanye’s operating for workplace, supporting Trump (pictured) and that it turned ‘an excessive amount of for us to maintain our friendship, truthfully’

 ‘So I believe there’s not quite a bit about him that folks do not get, like he is been fairly upfront along with his opinions, his struggles, all of the issues that he is coping with,’ he added. 

‘And, uh, I believe what you see with him is just about what you get. I do not really feel like he is a complete separate individual in personal than he’s in public. I believe you are just about seeing the true Kanye publicly.’

Last November, Kanye revealed that he nonetheless helps Donald Trump.

‘I’ve nonetheless received a purple hat on at the moment, I’ll let y’all know that,’ he stated. ‘I won’t received it on [at the moment] however I’ll let y’all know the place I stand,’ he stated on the time. 

The public show of assist is a large flip round from 2020, when in a weird interview for Forbes the rapper, he stated, was ‘taking the purple hat off’ after an obvious falling out with the President.

Kanye West said in November 2021 that he still supports Donald Trump as he lashed out at ' Cancel Culture ' and the #MeToo Movement in a candid chat on Revolt TV's Drink Champs. Pictured: West meets Trump at the White House in 2018

Kanye West stated in November 2021 that he nonetheless helps Donald Trump as he lashed out at ‘ Cancel Culture ‘ and the #MeToo Movement in a candid chat on Revolt TV’s Drink Champs. Pictured: West meets Trump on the White House in 2018

Kanye first formally met then president-elect Trump in December 2016 on a visit to Trump Tower in New York. He later said it was wrong to assume that Trump was using him to siphon black votes from the Democrats with his presidential bid in 2020

Kanye first formally met then president-elect Trump in December 2016 on a go to to Trump Tower in New York. He later stated it was mistaken to imagine that Trump was utilizing him to siphon black votes from the Democrats along with his presidential bid in 2020

He has, nonetheless, beforehand spoken out in assist of Trump and wore a Make America Great Again hat when he visited the White House in 2018.

In a rambling speech to Trump and reporters within the Oval Office, he stated the previous president ‘is on his hero’s journey’. West informed Trump, ‘I really like you,’ as he got here round to provide him a hug.

Kanye first formally met then president-elect Trump in December 2016 on a go to to Trump Tower in New York.

But on July 4, 2020, he introduced that he not supported Trump as he launched his personal presidential bid. ‘I’m taking the purple hat off, with this interview,’ he informed Forbes, though it was unclear whether or not Trump’s dealing with of the pandemic – which Kayne known as ‘one massive mess’ – can also have been a motive.

He additionally stated it was mistaken to imagine that black individuals will at all times vote for Democrats. ‘To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a type of racism and white supremacy,’ he claimed.

The rapper has denied claims that he’s being utilized by Trump to siphon black votes from the Democrats along with his presidential bid final 12 months.

Reports on the time stated that in return Trump had ‘variety phrases for West, but in addition stated he had “loony tendencies”.’