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Fact Check: Did John Legend ends his friendship with Kanye West over Trump support?

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Because of Kanye West’s support for former president Donald Trump and 2020 White House bid, John Legend has ended their connection.

Because “we publicly disagreed on his candidacy for government and supporting Trump,” Legend was no longer able to give the friendship the “green light.”

On CNN’s “The Axe Files” podcast, the singer-songwriter and David Axelrod acknowledged they weren’t “friends as much as we used to be.”

West gave Trump a lot of support while he was in office, donning “Make America Great Again” hats and paying him a visit in the White House.

According to the Hill, the rapper declared his 2020 presidential campaign on Twitter under the name Birthday Party and said he would lead American politics by believing God.

West wasn’t grateful for the lack of encouragement he got from loved ones while campaigning.


For reasonable reasons, I didn’t support his bid for the presidency of the United States of America, and he was furious about it, according to Legend.

John Legend was no longer able to entertain the political turmoil in the West

For him, the brotherhood was struggling. In all honesty, he stated, “I think it became too much for us to maintain our friendship.”

“Like, he’s been really honest with his opinions, his difficulties, and everything else he’s going through. And with him, I believe you pretty much get what you see,” Legend stated of his longtime pal.

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The father of two feels that since he announced his run for president in 2020, Kanye has grown to be “too much” to bear.


Legend admitted they were not “friends as much as we used to be” on CNN’s “The Axe Files” podcast with David Axelrod.

We publicly clashed with him running for office and supporting Trump, Legend continued.

During the 2020 presidential campaign, the “All of Me” singer actively backed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, speaking out in public and taking the stage at their inauguration event.

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The father of two has a third child on the way with wife Chrissy Teigen, who frequently finds herself in the middle of trouble.

The artist aggressively expresses his political opinions, although he has no immediate plans to enter politics.

I’m not interested in running for office. Undoubtedly, I don’t want to do it right now. He insisted, “I don’t see myself wanting to do it in the future.


Ankita Khanrah is a second-year student of the Master of Communication and Journalism (Integrated) programme at the School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed University, Bhubaneswar.

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