Legend tried to blame the rumors for living two different lives in two different cities when the first began to splinter about Voice coach, John Legends' dismal friendship with rapper Kanye West.
In 2020, the 43-year-old EGOT winner told the UK Sunday Times: "We just thought we were doing our own thing." He lives in Wyoming. I'm here in Los Angeles. We both have grown families, and I don't have a formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I'm just part of life's natural progression.
What Really Caused the Divide?
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Legend has since changed his mind about the tension between him and the West. On the August 4, 2022 episode of CNN's podcast, The Axe Files, hosted by David Axelrod, Legend admitted that their disagreement was mostly politically motivated.
Axelrod asked Legend, "Let me ask you about your friendship with him," as I know youre still friends, but he, you know, his behavior and his politics, I guess, his politics are very different or have been quite different from yours.
Legend replied, "We aren't friends as much as we used to be," because we publicly disagreed on his candidacy and his support for Trump, and I think it became too much for us to maintain our friendship.
For understandable reasons, the All of Me singer was upset that I did not support his candidacy for president of the United States of America. But, you know, he was unsatisfied with that. We really haven't been close since.
Past, Present and Future
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According to Tidal, West was assisting Legend in resurrecting his career when John Roger Stephens was still teaching him. They collaborated on Legends' debut album, Get Lifted, which was released on Legends' 26th birthday.
People claims that the two were able to stay friends for so long because they had never discussed politics before. It just wasnt a part of their relationship until West ran began publicly supporting Trump and actually threw his own hat in the Presidential ring. [Kanye] was also in a different place musically. Thats what he's focused on right now, designing his clothes.
Legend mentioned West's mental health issues briefly on the Axe Files podcast. He implied that some of West's political statements might be related to those issues. He's been very transparent about who he is and his struggles with mental health. And he's very real, honestly Legend described. I think what you see with him is pretty much what you'll get.
According to Cinema Blend, West is still divorcing Kim Kardashian, a reality TV star. This fall, Legend will return as a coach on The Voice. He and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, just announced they are expecting a child.