On Friday, Dan Wootton, host of his namesake podcast, sat down with Legend and the singer revealed that his good friend’s presidential ambitious were something to take seriously.
Legend continued, “He’s never told me anything about what party. I’d guess he’d run as an independent, but he’s never told me anything about what party he would run from. But he’s said multiple times that he’s interested in running for president.”
Back in April, West caused a lot of social media controversy when he openly addressed his admiration and support of Trump on Twitter. The rapper later found himself battling a slew of backlash after he shared a photo of himself sporting a MAGA hat. And while many celebrities attacked West on Twitter, Legend decided to personally reach out to his friend via text message.
Legend sent the private text to West asking him to “reconsider aligning” himself with Trump and was shocked when the rapper and fashion designer shared his text message on Twitter with his 28 million followers.
“So many people were worried that Kanye was saying the things he was saying and that there weren’t people advising him differently,” Legend said. “So part of me was happy that people saw that I was telling him the truth and telling him how I felt and I was proud of everything I said to him. I was shocked that he posted it but I was proud of everything I said and stand behind everything I said one hundred percent.”
And though Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, are known to often speak out against the Trump administration, West and his wife, Kim Kardashian, seemed to have be embracing it.
The reality star returned to the White House on Wednesday and told fans that, after Johnson’s release, she was inspired to help out more.