Kanye West is not doing very well with his friendships as he has recently been losing some good friends (he is no longer a friend of Kid Cudi), as is the case with John Legend, who couldn't see Kanye again from the same way after he revealed his political interests.
The 43-year-old singer has opened up after a couple of years and finally revealed some details about the end of his friendship with Kanye and the main reason was West's support for former President Donald Trump.
The content of the interview came to light during a broadcast of the podcast 'The Axe Files', where John Legend had the opportunity to clarify what happened between him and Kanye West.
"We aren't friends as much as we used to be," John said. "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," he revealed.
John Legend's confession takes on added value because he and Kanye have been very close friends for over 10 years and they even worked together with Kanye producing some of John's songs, as well as collaborating together on songs like 'Number One' from 2005 and 'It's Over' from 2008.
According to John, their relationship began to fracture since Kanye expressed his desire to run for the 2020 presidential elections, which John did not support.
"He was upset that I didn't support his run for presidency of the United States of America — for understandable reasons," Legend said. "I wasn't alone in that, but, you know, he was not happy about that. And we really haven't been close since then," John said.
In addition to that, Legend explained that Kanye West chose the worst time to start his candidacy because he was not in the best moment in his personal life, in addition to the fact that his erratic behavior led him to reveal very intimate details about his family, something that many people did not see with good eyes.
"I don't think we're less friends because of the Trump thing," Legend explained. "I just think we're doing our own thing. He's up in Wyoming. I'm here in L.A. We've both got growing families and I no longer have a formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I think it's just part of the natural cycle of life."
Legend had clarified that politics had never been an important topic between us, so it was ironic that this was the common denominator for their friendship to cool down and end.