John Legend Candidly Explained Why His Friendship with Kanye West Ended

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John Legend opens up about why he and Kanye West are no longer close friends, and confirms it was basically a disagreement over politics. John was asked about his relationship with Kanye by CNN's The Ax Files host David Axelrod, who said (via the Daily Mail), "Let me ask you about your relationship with him. Because I know you're still friends, but he's you know, his behavior and his politics I guess - his politics are very different or were very different than yours?"
John clarified that "we're not as much friends as we used to be because, frankly, because we publicly disagreed about his running for office and his support for Trump." I think it got, uh, too much for us to maintain our friendship, Honestly."
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John explained that Kanye was "upset that I didn't support his candidacy for the presidency of the United States for understandable reasons," adding, "I wasn't alone in that, but he wasn't happy about it. And we really haven't been that close since."
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He was also asked what people don't "get" about Kanye, saying he's the same person publicly and privately.
"Well, I think people get a lot from him," John explained. "He's been very open about himself and his struggles with mental health and he's very real, honest. So I think there's not a lot about him that people don't understand, like he's pretty open about his opinions, his struggles, all the things that he's dealing with. And, uh, I think what you see on him is pretty much what you get. I don't feel like he's a completely different person in private than he is in public. I think it's your time to see the real Kanye fairly publicly."
At this time, Kanye has not yet responded to John's comments.
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KanyeWest
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