John Legend has cleared up where his friendship with Kanye West stands.
While the two used to be quite close, with the “All of Me” singer even performing at Kanye’s wedding to ex-wife Kim KardashianJohn shared that they “aren’t friends as much as we used to.”
As for the reason behind their falling out, John referred back to Kanye’s run for president in the 2020 election and the rapper’s support for former President Donald Trump.
“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,” John explained during the Aug. 4 episode of The Ax Files podcast. “He was upset that I didn’t support his run for the presidency of the United States of America for understandable reasons.”
The Voice coach noted, “And we really haven’t been close since then.” But despite their current distance, John explained that having Kanye as a friend back in the day was helpful when it came to navigating rapid success in his career.