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John Legend Reveals Current Status Of Friendship With Kanye West: 'We're Doing Our Own Thing'

John Legend opens up about whether he and Kanye West are still friends

Shall we blame this one on Donald Trump, or what?

John Legend sat down for a big interview that was published in The Sunday Times this weekend, and as part of the conversation, the singer dove into his current relationship with Kanye West. Of course, John and Yeezy haven’t exactly seen eye-to-eye politically in recent years — and as it turns out, that issue may be in play here relative to the current status of their friendship.

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As you can see (above), the pair goes WAY back (that pic was taken at a club opening in 2003!!!), but more recent events have cast a shadow on the fellas’ friendship. As you’ll recall, back in 2018, Legend texted West asking him to reconsider his opinions after the rapper publicly shared his support for Trump. Yeezy then published screenshots of the pair’s messages, kicking off a roller coaster of ups and downs between two guys who were formerly fast friends.

But now, telling the UK outlet about that lsat couple years, its sounds as though John and ‘Ye have grown apart quite a bit. Now, the R&B crooner is quick to not blame it on politics alone, as you can see in his telling quote (below), but it’s still pretty insightful:

“I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing. I just think we’re doing our own thing. He’s up in Wyoming. I’m here in LA. 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.”

That makes sense, of course!

Friends simply come and go as part of the natural cycle of life; you see certain people more often because of a work project, or whatever, and others may fall by the way side, or be busy and self-involved in their own stuff.

Kanye West says he will be voting for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Kanye already has a best friend, and he lives in the Oval Office… what?! Just saying!!! / (c) WENN/Instar

But we’re also a little skeptical politics didn’t play a role in the whole thing. Like, really fellas??? Come on!!

John also accounted for that some, adding:

“Obviously we disagreed on the Trump thing and we still do apparently. But what I’ve always said is, we never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music. He’s also in a different place musically. He’s doing gospel music. That’s what he’s focused on right now, designing his clothes, so we’re in different places.”

Interesting! We’ll see if their musical talents and projects ever realign again… we suppose you never know, right?!

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One funny part to Legend’s comments in that interview: he discusses wife Chrissy Teigen‘s ongoing feuds with Trump, as well, telling the outlet that the President “can’t hang with her” and more:

“[Trump] has a problem with strong women. He definitely has more ire toward Chrissy [than to me]. She’s a woman who would dare talk back to him and not revere him. He’s threatened by that. I know she’s much sharper than him, and funnier. He can’t hang with her. She doesn’t need my protection. She will destroy him.”

Amen to THAT!

Anyways, what do U think about John and Kanye’s fading friendship, Perezcious readers?! Do U think it’s just about being in Wyoming vs. LA, or is there more going on here that Legend doesn’t want to get into, all about the political stuff??

Sound OFF with your take on the matter down in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN]

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May 31, 2020 12:45pm PDT