According to his critics, Kanye West has been acting “strange” lately. Some of his more outspoken opponents have lost faith in the Yeezy creator for his praise of the controversial president, Donald Trump.
Recently, Kanye sat down with Donald to talk trade, mental health, industry, outsourced American jobs, and even his family. However, not a lot of celebrities were happy with it.
Charlamagne Tha God, the host of The Breakfast Club on Power FM, is just one of those people. Initially, Charlamagne and Kanye were supposed to sit down and talk about mental health struggles, but Charlamagne chose to cancel it.
In an Instagram post you can see below, Charlamagne explained, in his own words, why he chose to stop the show. “Unfortunately, I think to have that conversation with him right now would not be productive and a total distraction from the point of the conversation,” especially in the black community, the media personality remarked.
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"Normalizing being mentally healthy is a conversation that I really wanted to have with Kanye because he's been so vocal about his own mental health struggles. Unfortunately I think to have that conversation with him right now would not be productive and a total distraction from the point of the convo which is to eradicate the stigma of mental health especially in the black community."- ME.
When Kanye was in the Oval Office last week, he spoke on why he chose to wear the Make America Great Again hat, adding that many of the people he surrounds himself with told him not to wear the hat.
In reference to the hat, Kanye stated, “it gives me – it gives me power, in a way.” He went on to compare the hat to his Superman cape, suggesting that Donald Trump played a role in allowing Kanye to find the courage to stand up for his beliefs, despite widespread condemnation.
Kanye made waves over the weekend when he posted a long Twitter video where he spoke about his conversation with the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, about the possibility of eliminating the “like” feature, as well as the follower count.
In his video, the rapper explained that “likes” and the follower count on Twitter’s dashboard reinforces a herd-mentality among its viewers. In other words, Kanye believes that people voice their opinions, not because they truly believe in them, but to get “likes,” “retweets,” and followers.