John Legend Opens Up About His Current Relationship Status With Kanye West: “It’s Up To Him If He Can Get Past It”
John Legend gets candid about his relationship with Kanye West and tells The New Yorker, “it’s up to him” regarding reconciling their friendship.
"Yeah, what it got described as was, we stopped being friends because he supported Donald Trump, which was a mischaracterization of what I said," Legend shared.
"That was the Rupert Murdoch version of the story — it was all over the New York Post and Fox News. I was saying that he was upset with me and that I didn't support him running for President, which was the real impetus for us having a strain on our friendship.”
The “Ordinary People” singer expressed he “doesn’t know the future” of his relationship with West, but it is “up to him” if they can move forward.
"I don't want to live a life so consumed by politics that it's the sole determinant of who can be my friend and who can't. But values matter and character matters and moral compass matters," he continued.
BET.com previously reported the EGOT winner ended the relationship with the Donda artist over his political stance.
"We aren't friends as much as we used to be because, I honestly think, we publicly disagreed on his running for office and supporting Trump,” Legend said in his appearance on The Axe Files with David Axelrod.
“Honestly, it became too much for us to sustain our friendship. He was upset that I didn't support his run for the presidency of the United States of America—for understandable reasons. I wasn't alone in that! But he was unhappy about that, and we haven't been close since then.”
The 43-year-old is gearing up for his eighth studio album release Legend, which is due on September 9.