John Legend has spoken about what he believes Kanye West saw in Donald Trump that made him want to support him.
“I don’t see Kanye as a political person at all. We never talked about politics. He had never voted before 2020,” Legend said in an interview for the book, Bloody Crossroads 2020: Arts, Entertainment, and Resistance to Trump.
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Legend added, “He saw in Trump the kind of underdog narcissist that he sees in himself.”
Legend famously texted Kanye West directly about his love for Trump and Ye tweeted a screenshot.
“Hey it’s JL. I hope you’ll reconsider aligning yourself with Trump. You’re way too powerful and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for. As you know, what you say really means something to your fans. They are loyal to you and respect your opinion,” he wrote.
Legend continued : “So many people who love you feel so betrayed right now because they know the harm that Trump’s policies cause, especially to people of color. Don’t let this be part of your legacy. You’re the greatest artist of our generation.”