The Land Of SMS

The outcry and disdain revolving around Kanye West’s pro-Trump support was made obvious within the Hip Hop community of fans and artists alike.

And it appears there’s the same level of concern from those who can immediately get in touch with the enigmatic rap superstar.

Enter John Legend, the Grammy Award-winning singer who first earned his big break underneath Kanye West’s GOOD Music imprint back in 2004. Since he and Ye’s relationship goes back several years, he reached out personally via text message to voice his concerns.

And since Ye is who he is, he posted them online.

“Hey its JL,” the text message began. “I hope you’ll reconsider aligning yourself with Trump. You’re way too powerful and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for. As you know, what you say really means something to your fans. They are loyal to you and respect your opinion. 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.

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“Don’t let this be part of your legacy. You’re the greatest artist of our generation,” Legend concluded.

While stepping over the direct political implications, Kanye responded, “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.”

Legend then kept things amicable, writing “Think freely. Think with empathy and context too. Your words and actions have consequences. Much love.”

Then, knowing very well that Kanye was in the mode of sharing his text convos on Twitter, half-jokingly plugged his new single, “A Good Night,” which we’ve taken the due diligence of posting down below.

Prior to the SMS exchange, the stout activist Legend had subtweeted about the situation.

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