John Legend, 43, has spoken out about why his friendship with Kanye West, 45, has ended. The singer

revealed that politics - that is, "Ye's" support for former US President Donald Trump and his own presidential run in 2020 - has interfered with their relationship.

"We're not friends as much as we used to be. I honestly think it's because we publicly disagree about his

running for [the presidency] and his support for Trump. I think it became too much for us to maintain our friendship. 

He was upset that I didn't support his candidacy for the presidency for understandable reasons. 

We really haven't been close since," Legend said in an interview on The Axe Files podcast with David Axelrod on the episode released last Thursday (5).

West launched his bid for the presidency in the midst of a troubled period in his personal life. At his only campaign

event, when he was still married to Kim Kardashian, he divulged intimacies about his family. The rapper 

got about 60,000 votes in 12 of the 50 states. Legend, on the other hand, supported current president Joe Biden.

This is not the first time Legend has talked about West's ouster. In an interview with The Sunday in 2020, he did not blame politics, but rather the fact that

everyone was involved in their own projects. The singer also said that he and West "never talked about politics before."