John Legend Says he and Kanye West Aren’t That Close Anymore

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You probably wouldn’t know who John Legend is if it wasn’t for Kanye West, and he almost wouldn’t be married the Twitter lady who used to be a model or something if not for his music career. But despite the work they’ve done together, Us Magazine reports that Legend says he and Kanye aren’t that close anymore.

The “All of Me” singer, 41, was asked about the status of his friendship with the rapper, 42, in an interview with the Sunday Times on May 31 and clarified if there was a rift between the pair because of West’s vocal support of President Donald Trump.

I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing,” Legend said. “I just think we’re doing our own thing. He’s up in Wyoming [where West owns a $14 million ranch]. I’m here in L.A. 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.”

How much of Wyoming do you have to buy for it to be worth $14 million dollars? I imagine it must go into Colorado, how else would it be worth that much? I mean really, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Wyoming? It’s “uhh, umm…” isn’t it?

For me it’s this clip from Garfield and Friends.

He added that he and the “Jesus Walks” rapper “never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music.”

Legend added that West is 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.”

They were just work friends. Of course, Legend performed at Kanye’s wedding to his wife the TV lady who used to be a porn star or something, but I get why you’d want to play that one off.

I often wonder what the hell happened to Kanye that he went from “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” to “Donald Trump definitely does, though.”

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