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John Legend took it upon himself to try and get through to
the artist by sending him private messages – which Yeezy promptly made public.
“Hey it’s JL. I hope you’ll reconsider aligning yourself
with Trump” John texted. “You’re way too powerful and influential to endorse who
he is and what he stands for. 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.”
The Love Me Now singer warned Kanye not to let this
controversy ruin his legacy of being the “greatest artist of our generation”
but even that didn’t seem to help.
Although Kanye welcomed John’s opinions, he firmly stood his
ground and went on to post their full conversation to his Twitter account to “show that there
are people around me that disagree with me and voice their opinion”.