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John Legend Talks His Friendship with Kanye West, Says They're in 'Different Places' Now

John Legend Talks His Friendship with Kanye West, Says They're in 'Different Places' Now

John Legend is addressing the current status of his friendship with Kanye West.

During a new interview, the 41-year-old “All of Me” singer revealed that he and the 42-year-old “Closed on Sunday” rapper have gone their separate ways.

John and Kanye used to be close friends and music collaborators, but the two went through a bit of a rough patch after Kanye started showing a lot of support for Donald Trump, who John has very vocally admitted he can’t stand.

“I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing. I just think we’re doing our own thing,” John shared with The Times. “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.”

John also mentioned when they are together, he and Kanye don’t talk about politics.

“But what I’ve always said is, we never talked about politics before,” John said. “It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music.”

John continued: “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.”

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