John Legend has opened up about his falling out with former friend Kanye West in a candid interview.
In a chat with the New Yorker, the 43-year-old singer explained how Kanye was upset with him for not supporting his 2020 presidential run, and instead backed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
My favorite interview in a while. In-depth and honest. Thank you, Michael https://t.co/3S7eI1yB4w— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 4, 2022
"I don't feel like politics should be everything in your relationships, and your relationships with people shouldn’t only be determined by who they voted for," Legend said.
He continued: "But I do believe that certain things you believe in are indicators of your character, and obviously that will affect your friendships."
"I don't want to live a life that’s so consumed by politics that it’s the sole determinant of who can be my friend and who can’t."
"But values matter and character matters and moral compass matters."
Legend said that he does not know what the future has in store for his and Kanye's friendship, adding, "But he was very upset with me that I didn’t support him and I supported Joe Biden."
"It’s up to him whether he can get past that," he added.