Donald Trump and Kanye West
John Legend believes Donald Trump's meeting with Kanye West was a publicity stunt. Pictured: Trump and West on Dec. 13, 2016 in New York City. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

Many artists and celebrities have reacted to Kanye West’s recent meeting with President-elect Donald Trump but now, an artist close to Kanye is calling the sit-down nothing more than a publicity stunt.

Speaking with the French outlet Clique, John Legend — who is signed to Kanye’s GOOD Music record label — called the meeting a stunt and said “The Life of Pablo” rapper was used by Trump.

“I don't think it’s impossible to talk to [Donald Trump] about issues, but I won’t be used as a publicity stunt. I think Kanye was a publicity stunt,” said Legend. The singer went on to express his frustration with the rapper, saying, “I’m pretty disappointed with Kanye that he says he would have voted for Trump.”

Legend, who appeared with Kanye on Big Sean’s 2015 album, called Trump “corrosive” and said his message has hurt the country. “I think the things he’s promised to do have been very concerning for a lot of people, and for Kanye to support that message is very disappointing.” When asked if perhaps Kanye had something else in his mind when meeting with Trump, Legend didn’t care. “Whatever’s in his mind, I disagree with.”

The “All of Me” singer is no stranger to Trump controversy. In March, Legend found himself in a back-and-forth with Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter when Trump Jr. tweeted about students protesting his father.

“Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn’t even answer,” wrote Trump Jr., to which Legend replied, “I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn’t complicated.” The singer also revealed a connection he has with the Trumps: He, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump all attended the University of Pennsylvania.

While details about Kanye’s meeting with Trump in New York City on Tuesday were scarce at first, the “Famous” rapper eventually took to Twitter to explain. “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” tweeted Kanye.