John Legend took aim at his former boss, rapper Kanye West for allegedly conspiring with President Donald Trump to divert votes away from Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Legend, who is best known for his song "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)", took to Twitter to denounce Kanye and Trump.
Legend retweeted this post to his 13.5 million followers, writing, "Just in case anyone needs some clarity around what's happening here:"
"A little update — The GOP lawyer who helped @kanyewest get on the ballot in Wisconsin is actively working for @realDonaldTrump's campaign. She's the lawyer of record in their lawsuit to try to get a @prioritiesUSA anti-Trump ad pulled..."
Just in case anyone needs some clarity around what's happening here. https://t.co/6a9fQPxDu4
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 5, 2020
He followed up by tweeting: "Anyway.... Anyone reckless and/or misinformed enough to fall for the okey doke probably wasn't voting for Biden (or voting at all)."
His followers reacted by asking Legend to speak to Kanye rather than drag him on social media.
User @dweebs193 tweeted: "I was under the impression that you were friends with Kanye. Why you telling us? Shouldn't you talk to him? Also I think it's pretty racist for them to assume that black ppl are going to vote for Kanye bc he's on the ballot."
I was under the impression that you were friends with Kanye. Why you telling us? Shouldn't you talk to him? Also I think it's pretty racist for them to assume that black ppl are going to vote for Kanye bc he's on the ballot
— Pes Anserinus (@dweebs193) August 5, 2020
Wish Kanye’s close friends, family and peers would try and reason with him. This is bad for American democracy and the GOP is clearly abusing what his family has acknowledged as his struggles with mental health.
— L.P (@LeVanPop) August 5, 2020
How do you know they didn't? Have you ever tried to reason with someone having a bipolar/ psychotic episode?
It's close to impossible.
— Joanna (@Jo_anna32) August 5, 2020
He and trump don’t have to be serious about a Kanye run...they just have to be strategic. Screwing with the post office/mail and getting him on the ballot in swing electoral states. HRC loss the swing state by like 60-70k votes. That’s all it takes...
— Morrisa (@MissMorrisa) August 5, 2020
Talk to your boy, John. This is crazy.
— Its Me (@notafanofdonald) August 5, 2020