A friendly bant between Kanye West and John Legend, about Donald Trump, has gone viral with Kanye letting John know he means business when he supports President Donald Trump.
The controversial rapper on Thursday, tweeted a screenshot of a private conversation he had with the singer, blasting his longtime friend for using “a tactic based on fear” to criticize West’s praise of Trump.
Legend, an outspoken liberal, apparently texted West to express concern over his recent pro-Trump rhetoric. “I hope you’ll reconsider aligning yourself with Trump,” Legend said.
“You’re way too influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for. As you know, what you say really means something to your fans,” Legend continued. “They respect your opinion. 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.”
West, Who has been on a Tweeter rampage this week, responded and then took a screen grab of the conversation and shared it with his 27.9 million Twitter followers.
“I love you John and I appreciate your thoughts. You bringing up my fans or my legacy is a tactic based on fear used to manipulate my free thought,” West responded.
Legend replied, telling West that his “words and actions have consequences” before joking, “Since you’re posting texts, let me add that I have a new single out.”
All appears to be well between the longtime friends and collaborators despite the political differences. West ended the conversation by telling Legend that he loves him and eventually tweeted a link for his new single.
“I really appreciate this dialogue with John Legend because I’m actually very empathetic. Im still the kid from the telethon. I feel when people think of MAGA they don’t think of empathy,” West tweeted shortly after he shared the conversation with Legend. “This is year one. We can’t ad empathy to MAGA by hating. We can only ad empathy with love and time and truly hearing all sides.”