John Legend explains the exact reason he ended his friendship with Kanye West

John Legend explains the exact reason he ended his friendship with Kanye West

John Legend explains the exact reason he ended his friendship with Kanye West

Singer-songwriter John Legend has discussed his friendship with Kanye West, revealing that the rappers support for former US president Donald Trump changed their relationship

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Kanye West SLAMS ex-friend John Legend

John Legend has opened up on the breakdown of his friendship with Kanye West, citing the rapper’s support for former US president Donald Trump as the all important factor.

The 43-year old, who revealed on Thursday that he is to become a father for a fourth time, had collaborated with West, 45, several times in the past including on the 2004 album ‘Lifted’, released on his GOOD Music record label.

Any future alliance now appears highly unlikely, however, after Legend pledged his support for Trump’s 2020 presidential election rival Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention that year.

And now the ‘All Of Me’ star has said their differing political opinions has become too much to ‘sustain friendship’.

Kanye West embraces Donald Trump

“[Kanye and I] aren’t friends as much as we used to be,” Legend explained. “I honestly think because we publicly disagreed on his running for office, his supporting Trump, I think it became too much for us to sustain our friendship, honestly,” he told CNN podcast The Axe Files with David Axelrod.

Legend added that his decision not to support the ex-husband of Kim Kardashian in his own run for presidency – ‘for obvious reasons’ – only made matters worse, resulting in West feeling ‘upset’.

West, meanwhile, declared his ongoing support for 76-year old Trump last year, when he proclaimed in a podcast interview that he’s ‘still got a red hat on’.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

Singer-songwriter Legend went on to all but rule himself out of any future career in politics, declaring: “I do not want to run for office. I definitely don’t want to do it now. I don’t envision myself wanting to do it in the future.

“I feel like I’m able to make a big impact through the work that I’m doing, and I like the way that I’m doing it now.”

In happier news, Legend’s partner, model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram share the pair’s exciting baby news.

“The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again,” she wrote on Thursday. Adding: “Everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing.”

The duo have faced heartbreak in the past though, with Chrissy admitting she was “nervous” to announce the pregnancy following the loss of a child years earlier.

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