Could John Legend and Kanye West be going head to head in the upcoming presidential campaign?
EGOT winner John Legend is set to grace the cover of the Wall Street Journal's November issue. In a candid interview for the publication, Legend spoke on a myriad of topics, including his desire not to partake in conversations about his good friend Kanye West's mental health.
“A lot of people have tried to armchair diagnose [Kanye],” he shared, “but I leave it to him and his doctors to discuss what’s going on in his brain.” As you may recall, John famously confronted Kanye about his controversial opinions in a text message thread that Kanye published to his Twitter account. “Clearly I disagreed with some of the things he was saying, and I was worried that his saying it might empower some of the wrong forces, might be really demoralizing for people who looked up to him and thought of him as a leader,” he expressed.
”I understand what Kanye sees in Trump, and I think it’s a reaction to his personality and his marketing panache and don’t-give-a-f—ness. But my point to him was that when you wear that hat, when you appear to be endorsing him, you’re endorsing his policies as well, all of his rhetoric and not just the parts you like.”
Speaking about forging a political career of his own, Legend revealed, “People ask me if I want to run for office, but I don’t. Maybe when I’m 60 – who knows what the world is going to be then? – but I love my life now and what I get to do.”