John Legend wants people to stop 'armchair diagnosing' Kanye West

2018-11-07 12:36
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Cape Town – John Legend has opened up about his relationship with Kanye West as well as how he perceives the rapper’s well-being.

ICYMI, Kanye brought John’s political views to light in April when he tweeted private messages – which have since been deleted – the All of Me hitmaker had sent him after the rapper aired his support for President Donald Trump.

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Throughout the year, Kanye has been vocal about his political views, and came under fire after revealing that he thinks slavery is a choice and that he had stopped taking medication to treat bipolar disorder.

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It was then after a second meeting with Trump in October, that Kanye announced that he would be distancing himself from politics.

READ MORE: Kanye West renounces involvement in politics

According to E! News, when asked about Kanye’s actions in recent months during an interview with WSJ. Magazine, John spoke of his friend's well-being, saying: “A lot of people have tried to armchair diagnose him, but I leave it to him and his doctor to discuss what's going on in his brain.”

Speaking about his text messages to Kanye in April, John further said: “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 and might be really demoralising for people who looked up to him and thought of him as a leader.”

The 39-year-old added that while he can understand “what Kanye sees in Trump” supporting POTUS in turn means he is supporting everything about him and not just the qualities Kanye likes.

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