John Legend Explains What REALLY Broke His Friendship With Kanye West – And It Wasn’t Simply Trump!
John Legend is lastly spilling the tea in regards to the demise of his friendship with Kanye West!
As Perezcious readers could know, Kanye and John had been friends for many years. The Yeezy designer even performed an enormous position in launching the singer’s profession, signing him to his G.O.O.D. Music label and serving as the manager producer of his 2004 debut album Get Lifted. They’ve collaborated on a ton of initiatives since then.
Nevertheless, their friendship seemingly fractured after Ye publicly supported Donald Trump all through his presidency. This, after all, didn’t sit properly for John, who was very outspoken towards the ex-POTUS — comprehensible given the 76-year-old’s racism, backward views, and lots of alleged crimes. John even called out Kanye, asking him to rethink his help. Kanye was not precisely receptive to the message — and thus started the deterioration of their relationship.
For some time, John by no means confessed that the actual motive they lower ties was resulting from Kanye’s help of Trump and claimed they simply grew apart and had been “doing our personal factor.” That was at all times fairly arduous to imagine given the timing! And certain sufficient final 12 months Ye lastly spilled on the Drink Champs podcast that he did not “rock with” John (or Large Sean) anymore particularly resulting from their political affiliations.
Now, John has confirmed that the outdated pals’ variations in politics finally “grew to become an excessive amount of” for them to keep up a relationship. He opened as much as CNN’s David Axelrod throughout an look on The Axe Recordsdata podcast on Thursday, revealing it wasn’t even completely about Trump. He defined:
“We aren’t pals as a lot as we was. I truthfully suppose as a result of we publicly disagreed on his operating for workplace, his supporting Trump. I feel it grew to become an excessive amount of for us to maintain our friendship.”
Ah sure, Kanye’s personal run for president. How may we neglect? Oh proper, as a result of he barely put any effort into the transparent attempt by GOP operatives to siphon off the Black vote from Joe Biden.
Particularly, the All of Me crooner famous that he believes Kanye’s presidential “marketing campaign” in 2020 — and particularly John’s refusal to face by his aspect throughout this course of — was what actually drove the wedge between them as soon as and for all:
“He was upset that I didn’t help his run for presidency of america of America — for comprehensible causes. I wasn’t alone in that, however, you already know, he was not joyful about that. And we actually haven’t been shut since then.”
We can’t say we’re shocked! As normal with Kanye, it’s all about Kanye.
John didn’t bad-mouth his former good friend on the present, not precisely — although he did put to relaxation any theories the rapper had secret motives or was enjoying “4D chess.” As a substitute, he defined the Jesus Walks artist is definitely precisely what you suppose he’s:
“I feel he’s been very open with who he’s and his struggles with psychological well being… he’s very actual, truthfully. So I feel there’s not loads about him that folks don’t get. He’s been fairly upfront together with his opinions, his struggles, all of the issues that he’s coping with. And I feel what you see with him is just about what you get.”
As for whether or not or not we’ll see John going into politics anytime quickly? No manner! He instructed the podcast host that he has completely no need to enter workplace and simply needs to make a distinction by way of music and charitable efforts:
“I don’t need to run for workplace. I positively don’t need to do it now, and I don’t envision myself desirous to do it sooner or later. I really feel like I’m in a position to make a big effect by way of the work that I’m doing, and I like the way in which that I’m doing it.”
Contemplating he’s about to change into busy with a new baby quickly, we doubt he’d have time to tackle one other venture!
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