John Legend and Kanye West went their separate ways as friends and colleagues after Kanye started openly supporting Donald Trump, which Legend opened up about recently on The Axe Files podcast. 

John explained that issues arose when Kanye started publicly supporting president-elect Donald Trump in 2016. He explained, "[Kanye and I] aren’t friends as much as we used to be. I honestly think because we publicly disagreed on his running for office, his supporting Trump, I think it became too much for us to sustain our friendship, honestly."

John then explained that his friendship with Kanye took another blow when Ye hired one of Donald Trump’s lawyers for his 2020 presidential run, which John pointed out on Twitter. During the podcast, Legend stated, "I wasn’t alone in that, but, you know, he was not happy about that. And we really haven’t been close since then."