John Legend thinks Kanye West and Trump are 'underdog narcissists'


John Legend thinks Kanye West backed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign because they were both ‘underdog narcissists’

  • Legend was surprised when the rapper gave his support to Trump
  • ‘I don’t see Kanye as a political person at all,’ said the husband of Chrissy Teigen
  • ‘We never talked about politics. He had never voted before 2020,’ John added
  • And theorizing in Kanye’s support for Trump, he added: ‘He saw in Trump the kind of underdog narcissist that he sees in himself’ 


John Legend thinks Kanye West backed Donald Trump because they were both ‘underdog narcissists’.

The All of Me hitmaker admitted he was surprised when the Stronger rapper gave his support to the controversial former president and ultimately decided to run for office himself because his pal had never shown any political interest.

‘I don’t see Kanye as a political person at all. We never talked about politics. He had never voted before 2020,’ he said to author Danny Goldberg for his book Bloody Crossroads 2020: Arts, Entertainment, and Resistance to Trump.

Taking aim: John Legend thinks Kanye West backed Donald Trump because they were both 'underdog narcissists.' Seen in Tuesday in Dubai

Taking aim: John Legend thinks Kanye West backed Donald Trump because they were both ‘underdog narcissists.’ Seen in Tuesday in Dubai

Shock, not awe: The All of Me hitmaker admitted he was surprised when the Stronger rapper gave his support to the controversial former president and ultimately decided to run for office himself because his pal had never shown any political interest. Seen in 2020

Shock, not awe: The All of Me hitmaker admitted he was surprised when the Stronger rapper gave his support to the controversial former president and ultimately decided to run for office himself because his pal had never shown any political interest. Seen in 2020

And theorizing in Kanye’s support for Trump, he added: ‘He saw in Trump the kind of underdog narcissist that he sees in himself.’

John and Kanye used to be close friends, even going on double dates with their wives Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian, respectively, but in the past few they have grown apart.

Meanwhile, John recalled the surreal night when he performed the night of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, which took place a week after a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn the election results.

He said: ‘Washington was a ghost town. It was just troops and no one else. We didn’t defund the National Guard, I’ll tell you that. They were intent on making sure whatever storm that QAnon thought was going to happen did not happen.

His opinion: 'I don't see Kanye as a political person at all. We never talked about politics. He had never voted before 2020,' he said to author Danny Goldberg for his book Bloody Crossroads 2020: Arts, Entertainment, and Resistance to Trump

His opinion: ‘I don’t see Kanye as a political person at all. We never talked about politics. He had never voted before 2020,’ he said to author Danny Goldberg for his book Bloody Crossroads 2020: Arts, Entertainment, and Resistance to Trump

Six years ago: (L-R) Kanye, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Legend and Chrissy Teigen onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center in 2015 in Los Angeles

Six years ago: (L-R) Kanye, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Legend and Chrissy Teigen onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center in 2015 in Los Angeles

‘[But the performance] felt good. I literally sang the song Feeling Good. It felt like a release.’

The 42-year-old singer gave his support to Biden after his first choice, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, failed to land enough votes to receive the Democrat nomination.

He thinks the president has the right attitude to the job.

Romance? West has been in the spotlight this year as he split from wife Kim Kardashian with whom he shares four children. Kim seems to have moved on with comedian Pete Davidson, whom she met when hosting SNL in October

Romance? West has been in the spotlight this year as he split from wife Kim Kardashian with whom he shares four children. Kim seems to have moved on with comedian Pete Davidson, whom she met when hosting SNL in October

He said: ‘Am I going to agree with 100 percent of what Biden does? No, but I know that he’s going to do what he thinks is right and he’s going to do it in a way that I think is genuinely concerned about the safety and welfare of the American people. And that’s a big change.’

West has been in the spotlight this year as he split from wife Kim Kardashian with whom he shares four children.

Kim seems to have moved on with comedian Pete Davidson, whom she met when hosting SNL in October. 

She needs a new stylist: Kim seen in another funky outfit as she heads to her hotel in NYC on Wednesday after a date with Pete

She needs a new stylist: Kim seen in another funky outfit as she heads to her hotel in NYC on Wednesday after a date with Pete

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