Early in his career, John Legend signed with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. While there, he released several platinum-selling albums and chart-topping collaborations, but it almost never materialized. The Breakfast Club hosted the R&B singer for a brand-new interview published on Thursday (March 16). When Ye’s imprint—of which Legend is no longer a member—came up, he discussed his team’s reluctance to join G.O.O.D. in the early 2000s.
He is no longer affiliated with the label, as he and Ye don’t get along anymore. According to Legend, West was particularly irked by his backing of Joe Biden, the current president of the United States, rather than him. Also, West’s failed presidential campaign had strained his bond with Kim Kardashian, his ex-wife.
A few months after his tirade at a political rally in South Carolina, where he claimed she had cheated on him with Meek Mill, she filed for divorce. Last March, their divorce was legally finalized. Legend remarked that “hindsight is 20/20” because everything was good for all parties. Legend wasn’t sure of his future at the time, though.
Although he tried to “prepare ahead,” he acknowledged that after signing the G.O.O.D. Music contract, he was like any other aspiring artist, hoping for the best. Although their professional paths have led them to heights, West and Legend’s personal connection is fractured. Check out the full interview below.