John Legend Just Wants Kanye West to Get Better
About two weeks ago, John Legend called Kanye West's meeting with Donald Trump a "publicity stunt." Today (Dec. 30), in a new interview with RollingStone, Legend wishes Kanye the best, saying the world needs him at full strength.
"This is a very difficult life and a difficult business. I don't want to try to play pop psychologist, so I'm not gonna try to analyze what's happening with him," Legend says. "I just want him to do whatever he needs to do to feel better and to feel like he's ready to go again, because music needs him. The world needs him. I think he's such an important talent. We need him at full strength. How do you balance everything you do - acting, producing, music, fatherhood?"
The 38-year-old singer goes on, discussing what's most important to him, which is family. "You start with knowing what's most important to you," Legend says. "My family is most important and then second is music. My music career is the reason I have the power to do everything else. There's a lot of power in celebrity... But you try to use it for something that'll benefit the world too."
As aforementioned, Legend recently spoke about Kanye's much-talked about meeting with Trump. Speaking with French media outlet Clique, Legend seemed disappointed that West would meet up with the President-Elect.
"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,” Legend says. “I’m pretty disappointed with Kanye that he says he would have voted for Trump. 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."
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