John Legend didn’t have good things to say about Kanye West’s recent meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. In an interview with France’s Clique TV, via FACT Magazine, Legend said he was disappointed with his long-time friend and doesn’t agree with his reasoning behind meeting with Trump.
“Whatever’s in his mind, I disagree with him,” Legend said in response to West’s explanation that he wanted a “direct line of communication” with the future president.
On Tuesday, West tweeted that his meeting with Trump covered issues like “bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.” However, Legend contended that it was a publicity stunt. “I don’t think it’s impossible to talk to [Trump] about issues, but I won’t be used as a publicity stunt,” the singer said. “I think Kanye was a publicity stunt.”
The “Love me Now” singer also said he was “disappointed” by West’s onstage rant where the rapper stated that he “would have voted for Trump” in the 2016 election.
“I’m pretty disappointed with Kanye that he says he would have voted for Trump. I think Trump has been corrosive, his message has been corrosive to the country. I think the things he’s promised to do have been very concerning for a lot of people, and for Kanye to support that message is very disappointing,” he said.
Just last week while promoting his new film La La Land, Legend told us he hadn’t spoken with West, but was hoping for a speedy recovery after he suffered a mental breakdown and was hospitalized for nearly a week.
“We are all rooting for him and hoping that he’s just able to come back and be happy and healthy and do all the things he’s been doing over the years, which is making good music and great art for all of us,” Legend told HipHollywood.
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