It's becoming increasingly difficult to find a musician or celeb who hasn't fallen out with Kanye West at some point, but it's rare that you hear the true story behind the tiff.

John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen were once bosom buds with West and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, and the pair collaborated on numerous occasions - including Legend's song 'Number One' and his first single 'Used to Love U', which was produced by West.

In recent years, however, their friendship has taken a downturn and West tweeted screenshots of Legend's attempted 'intervention' in 2018 after he had publicly declared his support for Donald Trump.

However, it seems that what really caused the rift was Legend's lack of support when West declared that he himself was running for president in 2020.

He told the New Yorker: "What it got described as was, we stopped being friends because he supported [Donald] Trump, which was a mischaracterization. What I was saying was that he was very upset with me that I didn’t support him running for President, and that was the real impetus for us having a strain in our friendship."

He also said that he did not like how Trump's team supported West's bid to get on the ballot under false pretences.

"I saw their work on his behalf as a clear scam and an operation to try to siphon Black votes away from Biden, so there was no way I was going to support it," Legend said. "Kanye was upset with that, and we haven’t been friends since."

He added that they had not been friends since Legend supported Joe Biden in the presidential race, but said that he was open to rekindling their friendship in the future.

"I don’t want to live a life that’s so consumed by politics that it’s the sole determinant of who can be my friend and who can’t," he said. "But values matter and character matters and moral compass matters."