John Legend's tweets on Wednesday may have thrown a shade at Kanye West, who revealed that he regarded U.S. President Donald Trump as his brother.
The 39-year-old Grammy Award winner released series of tweets, while West was doing his usual Twitter spree as well. While Legend did not drop any name, many fans noticed that he might be taking a jab at the rapper, who have been taking it to Twitter to air his "philosophical thoughts."
"I imagine there's some comfort in imagining a future without racism and projecting that onto the present. Thinking if we just deny the truth, it doesn't exist," Legend wrote.
In another tweet, Legend underlined that that wasn't just the case for everyone else. He further explained that many people don't have the comfort of not being able to feel and experience racism, who, he explained, couldn't hide the fact that it is all too real. He went on to cite the pressing issues nowadays because of discrimination.
As to how people linked West with the "All of Me" singer's tweets, diehard fans would know that Legend and his wife model Chrissy Teigen had been vocal critics of Trump. The crooner's tweets also came after the rapper announced his admiration of the president, who have been slammed for leaning toward white supremacy.
Moreover, he seemed to have thrown a shade on West after saying that he loves "brilliant artists" who imagine a better future, but these artists couldn't be blind of what's currently happening.
"The defining trait of Trump's campaign and political profile was his embrace of white supremacy. He made it clear every time he spoke. Some serious cognitive dissonance to ignore that for the other x% you might find appealing. I guess I agree with >1% of anyone's thoughts though," Legend further tweeted.
West became one of the most talked-about the past few days basically for all his controversial statements and deeds. For one, he lauded Candace Owens, who ridiculed the Black Lives Matter movement. Another one was when he revealed he cut ties with his manager, Scooter Braun, saying "he can't be managed."
But probably one of the more eyebrow-raising remarks was his call to Hot 97's Ebro Darden, who claimed that the rapper admitted he loves Trump. This was backed up by West's tweet that referred to the president as his brother.
Is this the start of a word war? Will this create a crack on Legend and West's friendship? It is still too early to tell.