The True Story Behind The Broken Friendship Between John Legend and Kanye West

When rumors first began to swirl about “Voice” coach, John Legend’s deteriorating friendship with rap star, Kanye West, Legend tried guilty it on residing two completely different lives in two completely different cities.

The 43-year-old EGOT winner informed the UK Sunday Times in 2020, “I simply suppose we’re doing our personal factor. He’s up in Wyoming. I’m right here in L.A. We’ve each received rising households and I not have a proper enterprise relationship with him as an artist, so I believe it is simply a part of the pure cycle of life.”

What Really Caused the Divide?

Legend has since modified his tune in regards to the rift between him and West. On the August 4, 2022 episode of CNN’s podcast, “The Axe Files,” hosted by David Axelrod, Legend admitted that their division was largely politically primarily based.

Axelrod posed the query to Legend, “Let me ask you about your relationship with him, as a result of I do know you are buddies nonetheless, however he is, you understand, his conduct and his politics, I suppose, his politics are a lot completely different or have been a lot completely different than yours.”

Legend replied, “Well, you understand, we aren’t buddies as a lot as we was once, as a result of…we publicly disagreed on his working for workplace, his supporting Trump, I believe it turned an excessive amount of for us to maintain our friendship, actually.”

The “All of Me” singer continued, “he was upset that I did not assist his run for presidency of the United States of America for comprehensible causes…I wasn’t alone in that. But, you understand, he was not glad about that. And we actually have not been shut since then.”

Past, Present and Future

West and Legend first turned buddies by means of their music. West was serving to Legend get his profession off the bottom again when the “Voice” coach was nonetheless going by John Roger Stephens, based on Tidal. They labored collectively on Legend’s debut album “Get Lifted,” which dropped on Legend’s twenty sixth birthday, Tidal stories.

People explains that the 2 have been in a position to keep buddies for thus lengthy as a result of they “by no means talked about politics earlier than.” It simply wasn’t part of their relationship till West ran started publicly supporting Trump and truly threw his personal hat within the Presidential ring. According to People, Legend asserted, “Our interplay was virtually all the time about creativity and music. [Kanye] was additionally in a unique place musically. He’s doing gospel music. That’s what he is centered on proper now, designing his garments, so we’re elsewhere.”

On the Axe Files podcast, Legend talked briefly about West’s struggles with psychological well being. He implied that a few of West’s political antics could have been associated to these points. “He’s been very open with who he’s and his struggles with psychological well being. And he is very actual, actually” Legend described. “I believe what you see with him is just about what you get. I do not really feel like he is a complete separate particular person in non-public than he’s in public. I believe you are just about seeing the actual Kanye publicly.”

West remains to be within the authorized technique of divorcing actuality TV star, Kim Kardashian, based on Cinema Blend. Legend will return as a coach on “The Voice” this fall. He and his spouse, Chrissy Teigen not too long ago introduced they’re having a child.


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