More On: John Legend
John Legend is no longer friends with Kanye West because he wants to run for president in 2020 and backs former President Donald Trump.
Legend couldn't give the friendship the "green light" anymore because "we publicly disagreed about him running for office and supporting Trump."
On CNN's "The Axe Files" podcast with David Axelrod, the singer-songwriter said that he and Axelrod "weren't as close as we used to be."
West gave Trump a lot of support while he was in office. He wore hats that said "Make America Great Again" and went to see Trump in the Oval Office.
The rapper thought that if he trusted God, he could lead American politics. He also announced his 2020 presidential run on Twitter under the name "The Birthday Party."
West didn't like how his family and friends didn't help him while he was campaigning.
"He was upset that I didn't back him when he ran for president of the United States of America," Legend said. "It's easy to see why."
The brotherhood was straining for him. “I think it became too much for us to sustain our friendship, honestly,” he said.
“Like, he’s been pretty upfront with his opinions, his struggles, all the things that he’s dealing with. And I think what you see with him is pretty much what you get,” Legend said of his old friend.
During the 2020 presidential election, the singer of "All of Me" spoke out in support of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and also performed at their inaugural concert.
The father of two and husband of Chrissy Teigen, who often finds herself in the middle of trouble, has a lot on his plate.
Although the singer actively voices his political views, he does not see a political career in his future anytime soon.
“I do not want to run for office. I definitely don’t want to do it now. I don’t envision myself wanting to do it in the future,” he insisted.
Legend enjoys making a difference politically and philanthropically through organizations he works with.
“I feel like I’m able to make a big impact through the work that I’m doing, and I like the way that I’m doing it now.”