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The State Of Their Friendship

John Legend and his daughter Luna
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John Legend and Kanye West have been musical collaborators and friends for years, but it seems that lately the two have been growing apart. While they're both raising young families, fans wonder if their political differences -- Kanye is an outspoken fan of Donald Trump, while Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen are vocal critics -- have cause their relationship bonds to fray.

Back in 2018, West tweeted a screenshot of a text from Legend encouraging him to consider what his support of Trump would mean for the community. West accused Legend of using "a tactic based on fear used to manipulate my free thought." Since then, the two musical powerhouses have appeared much less close.

Growing Apart, Doing Their Own Thing

Kim Kardashian kissing Kanye West
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Legend was recently interviewed by The Sunday Times, and he was asked about the state of his friendship with West. Legend didn't attribute that their emotional distance to politics, but rather phase of life.

"I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing. I just think we’re doing our own thing. He’s up in Wyoming. I’m here in LA. 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."

They Don't Talk Politics

John Legend on 'The Voice'
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Legend clarifies, explaining that the Trump of it all certainly didn't help things. However, Legend remains diplomatic and attributes the change in their friendship to business.

"Obviously we disagreed on the Trump thing and we still do apparently. But what I’ve always said is, we never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music. He’s 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."

Trump Can't Handle Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend with their children Miles and Luna
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Speaking of Trump, Legend gave his wife, Chrissy Teigen, a shout out and expressed how proud he was of her constantly razzing the President on Twitter. He said:

"[Trump] has a problem with strong women. He definitely has more ire toward Chrissy [than to me]. She’s a woman who would dare talk back to him and not revere him. He’s threatened by that. I know she’s much sharper than him, and funnier. He can’t hang with her. She doesn’t need my protection. She will destroy him."

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