August 16, 2022

John Legend, Kanye West ‘No Longer Shut’ After Political Fallout

Not seeing eye to eye. John Legend revealed that politics brought about a rift in his friendship with Kanye West — main them to float aside. 

“[Kanye and I] aren’t associates as a lot as we was,” Legend, 43,  advised host David Axelrod on a Thursday, August 4, episode of “The Axe Recordsdata” podcast. “I actually assume as a result of we publicly disagreed on his operating for workplace, his supporting [Donald] Trump, I feel it turned an excessive amount of for us to maintain our friendship, actually.”

The 2 have a protracted historical past collectively. West, 45, was even listed as a producer on the “All of Me” singer’s debut album, Get Lifted, in 2004. Over the previous 20 years, the BFFs have supported one another via each private {and professional} endeavors, however that seemingly got here to an finish after Legend couldn’t get behind West operating for workplace in 2020. 

“I wasn’t alone in that, however, , he [West] was not comfortable about that. And we actually haven’t been shut since then,” the Ohio native mentioned. 

Regardless of their variations, Legend advised Axelrod on Thursday that he nonetheless respects his former pal for the way open and trustworthy he’s about his life. 

“I feel he’s been very open with who he’s and his struggles with psychological well being,” the EGOT winner defined. “And he’s very actual, actually. So I feel there’s not loads about him that individuals don’t get … Like he’s been fairly upfront along with his opinions, his struggles, all of the issues that he’s coping with. And I feel what you see with him is just about what you get.”

Legend’s standing replace on his friendship with the rapper comes in the future after spouse Chrissy Teigen introduced she was pregnant with the couple’s rainbow child. The 2, who’re additionally dad and mom of daughter Luna, 6, and Miles, 3, misplaced son Jack in September 2020. 

“The previous few years have been a blur of feelings to say the least, however pleasure has stuffed our dwelling and hearts once more. 1 billion pictures later (within the leg these days, as u can see!) we’ve one other on the best way,” Teigen, 36, wrote by way of Instagram on Wednesday, August 3, alongside a child bump mirror selfie. “Each appointment I’ve mentioned to myself, ‘okay if it’s wholesome in the present day I’ll announce’ however then I breathe a sigh of reduction to listen to a heartbeat and resolve I’m simply too nervous nonetheless. I don’t assume I’ll ever stroll out of an appointment with extra pleasure than nerves however to date, every little thing is ideal and exquisite and I’m feeling hopeful and superb. Okay phew it’s been very onerous holding this in for thus lengthy!”

In February, the Utah native revealed that she was present process in vitro fertilization to conceive one other child and was at present “balls deep in one other IVF cycle to avoid wasting as many eggos as attainable.”

The IVF announcement got here two years after Teigen suffered a being pregnant loss as a result of partial placenta abruption. The Chrissy’s Court docket host penned a touching tribute in October 2020 describing what it was like residing via the tragic occasion. 

After the Cravings creator was advised that her child boy “wouldn’t survive” regardless of the various blood transfusions — and he or she could not both — Teigen realized that “it was time to say goodbye” to her toddler.

“I cried slightly at first, then went into full blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not in a position to meet up with my very own extremely deep unhappiness,” she wrote. “Whilst I write this now, I can really feel the ache yet again. … Utter and full unhappiness.”

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