In 2016, West tweeted a screenshot of a text he received from Legend, a Hilary Clinton supporter for the duration of the campaign.
“Hey it’s JL. I hope you can expect to rethink aligning you with Trump,” Legend wrote at the time. “You are way far too potent and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for. As you know, what you say definitely indicates one thing to your supporters. They are faithful to you and respect your viewpoint. So lots of individuals who like you really feel so betrayed proper now because they know the hurt that Trump’s insurance policies lead to, in particular to individuals of color. Do not enable this be component of your legacy. You are the best artist of our era.”
West replied: “I like you John and I appreciate your views. You bringing up my supporters or my legacy is a tactic dependent on fear used to manipulate my absolutely free assumed.”
Pursuing the social media disagreement, the two were being cordial.
Legend, who together with spouse Chrissy Teigen, was a visitor at the rapper’s marriage to Kim Kardashian in 2014, insisted that politics was “hardly ever a component” of their discussions.
“Our interaction was just about normally about creative imagination and new music,” he claimed. “He’s also in a various area musically. He’s carrying out gospel new music. Which is what he is focused on proper now, planning his clothes, so we are in various sites.”