Feud alert? John Legend called close pal Kanye West’s recent meeting with President-elect Donald Trump a “publicity stunt.”
“I don’t think it’s impossible to talk to [Donald Trump] about issues, but I won’t be used as a publicity stunt. I think Kanye was a publicity stunt,” the “Love Me Now” singer, 37, told Clique in a new interview while talking about West’s Monday, December 12, meeting with the controversial businessman.
As previously reported, West met with Trump at Trump Tower in NYC to, according to the rapper, discuss “multicultural issues.”
“I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change,” the "Famous" singer tweeted after their meeting. Prior to his tweets, a source confirmed to Us Weekly that West met with Trump to discuss life and that despite reports, he is not being considered for any role in Trump’s administration.
Legend, who voiced his support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton throughout the campaign and is married to one of Trump’s biggest haters, supermodel Chrissy Teigen, added that he’s “pretty disappointed” in West after the rapper revealed his support for Trump during one of his Saint Pablo tour dates last month.
“I think Trump has been corrosive, his message has been corrosive to the country,” Legend told Clique. “I think 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.”
The Grammy winners have been friends for some time and their wives, Kim Kardashian and Teigen, are also close; both couples attended one another’s weddings.
Teigen has yet to speak out about the meeting; meanwhile, according to an insider, Kardashian wasn’t surprised by it. “She respects her husband,” a source told Us. “Kim knew that Kanye supported Trump before this. Kim and Kanye definitely differ on their opinions — obviously, she voted for Hillary.”
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