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Chance the Rapper and John Legend differ on their views about Kanye’s tweetstorm


L-R: Chance the Rapper, ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua; John Legend, John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCIt’s no secret that Kanye West‘s Twitter has caused a lot of chatter in the past several days, particularly due to his support of President Donald Trump

And while numerous fans are questioning the rapper’s state of mind, Chance the Rapper says that Ye’s doing just fine.  

“Talked to [Kanye] two days ago,” Chance wrote on Twitter Wednesday. 

“He’s in a great space and not affected by folk tryna question his mental or physical health. Same Ye from the [MTV Video Music Awards], same Ye from the telethon.”  

Chance is apparently referring to Kanye’s famous “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” statement during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina relief telethon, and either the moment when Kanye stormed the MTV Video Music Awards stage in 2009 during Taylor Swift‘s VMA acceptance speech, or the time on the 2015 VMAs when he announced he was running for president in 2020.

On the other hand, John Legend, who did not specifically name Kanye, tweeted this message Wednesday: “I love that great, brilliant artists have the power to imagine a better future. But artists can’t be blind to the truth.” 

Oddly enough, Kanye posted a screenshot of a text message conversation on Thursday between himself and a person with the initials, “JL” and the name “John” underneath, who fans believe to be John Legend.

The screenshot shows JL writing, “So many people who love you feel so betrayed right now because they know the harm that Trump’s policies cause, especially to people of color. Don’t let this be part of your legacy.” 

Kanye responds, “I love you John and I appreciate your thoughts. You bringing up my fans or my legacy is a tactic based on fear used to manipulate my free thought.”

John’s wife Chrissy Teigen retweeted the text message screenshot the same day.  

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