John Legend. (Photo: Twitter/@johnlegend). Image Source: IANS News

Los Angeles, June 1 : Singer John Legend says politics has nothing to do with his fading friendship with rapper Kanye West.

In an interview with The Times, the 41-year-old singer said they had "gone their separate ways", reports dailymail.co.uk.

The singer has appeared on eight of the rapper's tracks over the years, after signing with his record label, GOOD Music, in 2004.

"I don't think we're less friends because of the (Donald) Trump thing. I just think we're doing our own thing," Legend said.

"He's up in Wyoming. I'm here in LA. We've both got growing families and I no longer have a formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I think it's just part of the natural cycle of life. But what I've always said is, we never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music," he added.

Legend added musically "they're no longer in the same place either".

"He's also in a different place musically. He's doing gospel music. That's what he's focused on right now, designing his clothes, so we're in different places," the singer said.

The "All of me" hitmaker went on to confess that while he was "disappointed" in West's vocal support of Trump, he wasn't "planning on disowning him because of it".

He said that they were "never the closest of friends" to begin with.

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