John Legend explains what caused rift with Kanye West

The singer says everything went downhill in 2020
John Legend explains what caused rift with Kanye West
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Ye West’s 2020 presidential run was one that left many of his fans on edge, especially some of his close friends at that time.

One of those close friends was John Legend, who recently opened up in an interview on David Axelrod’s podcast “Axe Files,” and shared why his relationship with West took a turn.


“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. “I think it became too much for us to sustain our friendship.”

Legend says that West was not happy with him not supporting him during his run.


“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 he was not about that. We really haven’t been close since then.”

In an interview with “Drink Champs” in November 2021, West called out Legend and labeled him a “sellout.”

“Both John Legend and Big Sean, when I ran for office, got used quick by the Democrats to come at they boy that actually changed they life,” West said. “I don’t rock with neither of them and I need my apologies.”

At the time, Big Sean responded and actually went on “Drink Champs” to defend his name, but Legend stayed quiet — until now.

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