Kanye West’s endorsement of Donald Trump proved “too much” for his friendship with John Legend.
The two musicians used to be close friends but the “All Of Me” hitmaker acknowledged his friend’s public support for the controversial former president, as well as the “Stronger” rapper’s own running for office, means he’s out of touch with his friend. is gone and they don’t have the bond they used to.
Speaking on ‘The X-Files’ podcast, John said: “Well, you know, we’re not as friends as we used to be because I honestly think it’s because we’re in public running for his office, his Supporters disagreed on Trump, I guess. Honestly, maintaining our friendship has become too much for us.”
Describing how Kanye was upset about not getting his support when he ran for president, John said: “I wasn’t alone in this, but, you know, he wasn’t happy with it. And we haven’t really been close since then. Huh.”
But the 43-year-old singer still respects the way his former friend lives his life with integrity.
He added: “I think he’s very open with who he is and his struggle with mental health. And he’s very real, honestly. So I think there’s a lot about him that people don’t. Get it
“As if he’s been very forward with his opinions, his struggles, everything he’s dealing with. And I think you get what you see with him.”
John recently reflected on how the “Jesus Walks” rapper – who legally changed his name to “Ye” last year – made a comeback by composing songs with him for his 2004 debut “Get Lifted”. and helped them hone their craft by “connecting” other industry giants. , like Rick Ross.
He said: “I’ve been working with so many dope artists throughout my career. I started with Kanye at Good Music and our whole thing was bringing hip hop and soul together. So I do a lot of his tracks. But there was… a lot of the tracks he was making for other people…he was producing my tracks and connecting me to other people in hip hop, so there’s always been a lot of collaboration in my background .. I’ve done a thousand tracks with Rick Ross, worked with so many great MCs over the years.
“I’ve always thought that collaboration is a great way to make music and when we do it together it can be better than when we do it separately. So I always have that feeling and that energy and I dope.” It’s nice to work with people and we’ve definitely done that with this album.”