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Kanye West and John Legend put aside differences for Chrissy Teigen's baby shower: 'Agree to disagree'

'We got love'

Clarisse Loughrey
Saturday 28 April 2018 14:43
Kanye West posts video of John Legend playing Ordinary People on the piano

Kanye West has posted an image of himself partying alongside John Legend - alongside a video of the latter playing at the piano - after their disagreement over West's pro-Trump stance dominated headlines.

Legend spoke out publicly on Twitter in a series of posts which didn't directly name the rapper, but seemed clearly aimed at West's reassertion of support for Donald Trump, declaring on social media that he "love[s]" Trump - calling him his "brother" and declaring the pair shared "dragon energy".

"I imagine there's some comfort in imagining a future without racism and projecting that onto the present," Legend wrote. "Thinking if we just deny the truth, it doesn't exist. If history is erased, we don't have to deal with its consequences."

"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," he continued, adding: "I love that great, brilliant artists have the power to imagine a better future. But artists can't be blind to the truth."

In response, West himself posted a private exchange between the pair, in which Legend appears to ask him to "reconsider aligning himself with Trump".

"I love you John and I appreciate your thoughts," West wrote in response. "You bringing up my fans or my legacy is a tactic based on fear used to manipulate my free thought."

However, both men insisted that, despite their profound disagreement, they still maintained their love and respect for each other. The sincerity of the notion seems to have been upheld, as West posted an image of the two at the surprise baby shower of Legend's wife, model Chrissy Teigen.

“We got love,” he captioned an image of the pair of them with. “Agree to disagree.”

He also posted a video of Legend sat at the piano, playing the instrumental introduction to his 2004 hit "Ordinary People". He wrote alongside it: "Lead with love."

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