Ever since Kanye West made his return to social media, Twitter has been a complete firestorm. The "All Falls Down" rapper, most notably, voiced his admiration of President Donald Trump, which has infuriated even the closest people to him — including John Legend. And now, John Legend’s text to Kanye West about political parties is just too much to deal with.
On April 30, West posted a screenshot of a text thread between him and his friend "Steve" discussing the impact of President Abraham Lincoln. Steve showed strong support for Lincoln, writing, "Republicans were the ones who’s helped black people. Democrats protected the rights of the slave owners in the south." West, seemingly impressed, responded by saying, "I’m gonna tweet this."
After posting the shot to his Twitter, West followed up with more texts from John Legend, who told the rapper the info he posted was incorrect. Legend called out Republicans for becoming "the party of the Confederacy," arguing that the Republican Party has hardened its some of its previous stances and adopted entirely new ideas. He began, "Abraham Lincoln was indeed a Republican. They love bringing that up to deflect from the fact that now the Republicans have become the party of the Confederacy."
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