For the longest time, people have wondered why John Legend was friends with Kanye West. The two of them seemed so different, especially when it comes to who they support politically. And now, after everything, John just shared that he no longer considers Kanye to be his friend.
You remember a time when John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, used to double date with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. But gone are those times. Because while John stood by Kanye for a long time, he jumped ship after the rapper started to support the white supremacists.
And besides Kanye’s mental health issues, his political views surprised everyone, including John.
Most troubling, though, has been his comments on race and what looks like his open disdain for Black people. Kanye who was openly critical of former President Barack Obama, a Black man. He gave a very controversial statement about slavery just a year ago.
And he became a very public supporter of President Donald Trump, a man who many believe is a racist and a White supremacist.
But Legend doesn’t share his views. And while he no longer considers Kanye a friend, he doesn’t have anything bad to say about him: “Kanye, if he’s for you, he’s a very ardent marketer and cheerleader.” And during his latest interview with Vanity Fair, he shared what he feels about him.
He said: “I’m not trying to disown Kanye because I still love him and love everything we’ve done together creatively. But we were never the closest of friends.”
And you remember John tried to warn Kanye about Trump, and West later shared publicly their private texts. In private texts that West later shared publicly: “I think what was always challenging about it was Kanye has never been political. I don’t think he knows one way or another what policies of Trump’s he likes. He just kind of embraced Trump’s blow-it-all-up spirit and the energy of himself being countercultural in supporting him.”
For now, John is re-recording “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Kelly Clarkson, with updated lyrics that take out the song’s controversy.