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John Legend Sounds Really Conflicted Over Whether He's Pals With Kanye West Or Not

To be fair, Kanye has that effect on a lot of people.

It’s no surprise that Kanye West is a bit of a… polarising figure shall we say these days and his weird behaviour seems to have done a number on his relationships, particularly with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, John was surprisingly forthcoming about his relationship with Kanye. While the pair have known each other for yonks and have (literally) made beautiful music together, John admits that the rapper is “a very ardent marketer and cheerleader” when “he’s for you.”

But that’s just the appetiser to the follow up sledgehammer blow where he admits he and Kanye were never actually that close:

“I’m not trying to disown Kanye because I still love him and love everything we’ve done together creatively, but we were never the closest of friends.”

Yikes indeed.

It sucks to admit that about someone you’ve known for ages but this “we’re not really pals” admission seemingly also stems from concern over Kanye rubbing shoulders with Donald Trump, someone who John and Chrissy hate in no uncertain terms and have gotten into Twitter feuds with.

“I think what was always challenging about it was Kanye has never been political. I don’t think he knows one way or another what policies of Trump’s he likes. He just kind of embraced Trump’s blow-it-all-up spirit and the energy of himself being countercultural in supporting him.”

It honestly sounds like John is properly conflicted over how he feels about Kanye at the moment and it’s hard to blame him since the rapper kind of has that effect on everyone.

It’s not just Kanye West whom John Legend and Chrissy Teigen aren’t 100 percent sure about as they also have their concerns over Kim Kardashian and her own weird relationship with Trump, which included several visits to the White House to discuss inmates deserving clemency.

In the words of Chrissy herself:

“To be able to go in there and put whatever you hate about him aside to do this greater good for this person? I don’t know if I could physically muster that smile and handshake.”

The whole Vanity Fair article is a hoot but this John Legend/Chrissy Teigen/Kanye West/Kim Kardashian part of it is the tea we want.

To be honest, it’s all just a celebrity version of something we’ve all been through: Long-time friends gets close to someone problematic and refuses to see the light, and you’re struggling with whether to still be friends with them because of your shared history or to just cut them off because they’re a lost cause.

Never Forget When Miley Cyrus Tried To Slip Katy Perry Some Surprise Tongue Mid-Concert

So did you like it, Katy?

Miley Cyrus has gone through a bunch of “phases” throughout her short and wildly successful music career. But as wild as her 2019 “I’m totally not rebounding from my break-up” phase is, it still pales in comparison to what went down in 2013 and 2014.

Can’t not forget this crazy period.

There was the wrecking ball thing, the Robin Thicke twerking thing and of course, the Katy Perry thing that’s the focus of this edition’s Never Forget.

Back in 2014, Miley was on her Bangerz world tour and Katy Perry happened to stop by during one of her concerts. When you’ve got a fellow superstar in the crowd of your concert, you simply have to share the spotlight a little bit because, well, why the hell not.

After giving Katy a big ol’ smooch, Miley tried to slip in a little surprise tongue but was quickly rebuffed to the amusement of everyone present.

It was over in just a few seconds but the moment lived on for a bit because, well, Katy Perry indeed kissed a girl and… sort of but not really liked it?

The singer appeared on Sunrise (via EOnline) a few weeks later and talk inevitably turned to her and Miley Cyrus’ little impromptu bout of tonsil hockey, to which she explained:

“I just walked up to her to give her like a friendly girly kiss, you know, as girls and then she like tried to move her head and go deeper and I pulled away.”

As for why she pulled away, Katy had a pretty good answer:

“God knows where that tongue has been. We don’t know! That tongue is so infamous!”

Fair call, Katy, fair call.

So there you have it, in the midst of a wild 2013 and 2014, Miley Cyrus found time to plant a deep kiss on Katy Perry, who didn’t seem to like it as much as her song, ‘I Kissed A Girl’, would have you believe.

Lady Gaga Got A Brutal Reality Check From Amanda Knox In 2019's Greatest Burn

There's not enough ice in the world for that burn.

Lady Gaga is a person who has enough fame, fortune and influence to last several lifetimes. When you’re in that stratospheric level of celebrity, it’s easy to lose sight of reality a little bit and the singer got a brutal reality check about it on Twitter from another woman who is well acquainted with fame and notoriety herself, Amanda Knox.

It all began when Lady Gaga innocently tweeted out “Fame is prison” on Twitter, prompting much speculation over what it means.

While many fans immediately jumped on the tweet as a sign that new Lady Gaga music is coming, Amanda Knox thought otherwise and weighed in on the matter that was both brutal and perhaps a little personal.

After the singer shared her tweet, Amanda clapped back with a simple but hall of fame worthy retort:

For those who are unaware who Amanda Knox is and why her retort to Lady Gaga was so brutal, she became notorious back in 2007 when she was wrongfully convicted alongside her then-boyfriend for the murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Italy.

While Amanda vehemently maintained her innocence, she ended up spending four years in prison and made headlines around the world due to the controversial and dramatic nature of her trial.

After many legal battles that included finding and convicting the real murderer, Amanda was released from prison in 2011 and was officially acquitted in 2015 by Italy’s highest court.

So yeah, Amanda Knox just gave Lady Gaga the greatest burn we’ll see all year and all it took was seven words on Twitter.

If there was anyone on earth who is more qualified to school Lady Gaga on fame and prison, it’s definitely Amanda Knox. Best get some ice for that burn, Gaga, because it’s going to linger around for a while.

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