Kanye West's Friends Chance the Rapper and John Legend Speak Out Following Rapper's Twitter Rant

The rapper made headlines this week after tweeting pro-Donald Trump messages.

Kanye West’s famous friends aren’t afraid to voice their opinions too.

Both Chance the Rapper and John Legend took to Twitter on Wednesday following West’s tweets supporting President Donald Trump, and photos surfacing of him wearing a Make America Great Again hat.

Though the "Famous" rapper's pals didn’t call out West specifically in their tweets, their remarks appeared to be in response to his recent social media spree.

“Black people don’t have to be democrats,” Chance wrote. “Next President gon be independent.”

The 25-year-old rapper -- who is featured on West's 2016 Life of Pablo album -- then tweeted a funny GIF of JAY-Z awkwardly leaving the room.

Legend, however, seemed, to have a different take, posting a series of tweets seemingly against West’s statements.

“I imagine there’s some comfort in imagining a future without racism and projecting that onto the present. Thinking if we just deny the truth, it doesn’t exist. If history is erased, we don’t have to deal with its consequences,” the 39-year-old R&B singer wrote. “However, far too many people don’t have the luxury of closing their eyes and ears. They feel it in their lives and can’t act like what they see and know doesn’t exist.”

Legend added in another tweet: “I love that great, brilliant artists have the power to imagine a better future. But artists can be blind to the truth.”

On Thursday, West also posted a text message exchange between himself and Legend.

Chance the Rapper and Legend's messages come after West defended Trump on Wednesday, tweeting, “You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

The president retweeted the sentiment, writing: “Thank you Kanye, very cool!”

Kim Kardashian West also spoke out in the wake of her husband’s statements, saying that, though she doesn’t agree with him, she respects him.

“Kanye will never run in the race of popular opinion and we know that and that’s why I love him and respect him and in a few years when someone else says the same exact thing but they aren’t labeled the way he is and you will all praise them!” she wrote. “Kanye is years ahead of his time.”

For more from West, watch the clip below.


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