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John Legend Says Kanye West Supporting Trump Ended Friendship

The EGOT winner shared that he and West haven’t been close since the producer’s failed 2020 presidential run and Trump ties.

In an appearance on The Axe Files with David Axelrod podcast, singer and activist John Legend talked about his fraught relationship with rapper/producer Kanye West.

"We aren't friends as much as we used to be because I honestly think because we publicly disagreed on his running for office and supporting Trump. I think it became too much for us to sustain our friendship honestly," Legend said.

He added, “He was upset that I didn't support his run for presidency of the United States of America—for understandable reasons. I wasn't alone in that!" Legend added laughingly. "But he was not happy about that, and we really haven't been close since then."

Per Newsweek, the show’s host David Axelrod—a longtime Democratic political strategist -- asked more questions about Legend’s relationship with West, who was integral in the beginning of his career.

On the subject of what people may fail to understand about West, Legend wrote, “I think people get a lot about him. I think he's been very open with who he is and his struggles with mental health. He's very real, honestly."

He continued, “He's been pretty upfront with his opinions, his struggles, all the things that he's dealing with, and I think what you see with him is pretty much what you get. I don't feel like he's a whole separate person in private than he is in public. I think you're pretty much seeing the real Kanye publicly."

The EGOT winner’s name is in the news this week for other reasons. His wife Chrissy Teigen announced on Instagram that the couple is expecting a third child nearly two years after losing a son due to pregnancy complications.

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