It’s been a crazy time for Kanye West. First, his wife was held at gunpoint in her hotel and robbed, then he was hospitalized after suffering some sort of mental health crisis, and now he’s getting flack for meeting with president-elect, Donald Trump.
The Life of Pablo rapper met with Trump earlier this week and claimed it was to help unite the American people but long-time friend, John Legend, is having none of it.
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The 37-year-old soulful singer told French publication, Cirque: “I don’t think it’s impossible to talk to [Trump] about issues, but I won’t be used as a publicity stunt. I think Kanye was a publicity stunt.”
Legend, who along with wife, Chrissy Teigan, showed support for Hillary Clinton, continued: “I’m pretty disappointed with Kanye that he says he would have voted for Trump. 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. Whatever’s in his mind, I disagree with him.”
He’s not alone, either. Common, whom collaborated with Legend on the Selma soundtrack hit, “Glory,” echoed the sentiment saying: “Kanye is his own man and the choices he makes, I’m going to support him unless it’s detrimental to him. We don’t necessarily agree, but that’s my brother.”
Common went on to say that Kanye seems to want to be active in furthering society. So far, this meeting may have already made a unifying impact since the entire nation collectively rolled their eyes about it. Progress, right?