Communicate with Kanye West at your own risk.
After tweeting more than 80 times Wednesday, the 40-year-old rapper returned to Twitter Thursday to share a private text message conversation he had with John Legend. During his initial Twitter spree, West voiced his support for Donald Trump, but stopped short of saying he agrees with all of the president's policies. (Kim Kardashian requested he explain his allegiance.)
Legend reached out to West privately Thursday morning. "Hey it's JL. 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," he told the musician. "Don't let this be part of your legacy. You're the greatest artist of our generation." In response, an unapologetic West said, "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."