The singer is 'disappointed' with Kanye for visiting Trump Towers earlier this week
John Legend has hit out at Kanye West for visiting president-elect Donald Trump earlier this week.
The 37-year-old singer is a good friend of Kanye, 39, but says he’s ‘disappointed’ by his actions and that he thinks the meeting was a ‘publicity stunt’.
John tells Clique: ‘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.
‘I think Trump has been corrosive, his message has been corrosive to the country. 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.’
Kanye posed with Trump after their meeting in Trump Towers on Tuesday, weeks after he suffered a ‘breakdown’ and was admitted to hospital.
Both Trump and Kanye seemed pretty elusive about what they’d discussed, with the president-elect simply saying: ‘We’ve been friends for a long time… We were discussing life.’
Yeezy decided to explain things a little further later on, taking to Twitter to tell his followers that he wished to discuss issues that he feels are important.
He wrote: ‘I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues.
‘These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.
‘I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.’
This explanation impressed many of his fans, with one replying: ‘Kanye about to use trump to change shit for the black community instead of saying “f*** trump” like everybody else and not getting nowhere [sic].’
But it seems John isn’t so sure. Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter @lookmagazine.