Kanye West declarations of love for the much-derided president of the United States, Donald Trump, has left the rapper in a bad place with political commentators and other cultural figures, in addition to the public. As it was previously reported, West posted a picture of himself to Twitter wearing the “Make America Great Again” hat and the negative mainstream attention was swift.
As you may know, while some people were legitimately freaking out over Kanye’s endorsement of the president, others think it was all a publicity stunt to promote his latest records which are due out in June of this year.
According to a source who spoke with us: “It’s funny how no one has noticed that Kanye re-activated his social media accounts after a year of not having it. Clearly, it was done for the attention. Kanye knows more than anyone that all publicity is good publicity.”
This isn’t the first time that the rapper has come under fire for audacious comments. He once said on live television that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” and also interrupted Taylor Swift while at an awards event.
Kanye West has performed a great service to the Black Community – Big things are happening and eyes are being opened for the first time in Decades – Legacy Stuff! Thank you also to Chance and Dr. Darrell Scott, they really get it (lowest Black & Hispanic unemployment in history).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2018
And two weeks after the 2016 presidential election, Kanye said that had he voted, he would’ve voted for the Republicans, the party of Mr. Donald Trump.
People vehemently booed him but Kanye didn’t care, because as it was previously mentioned by multiple publications, Kanye and Trump share the same “dragon energy.”
Interestingly enough, Kanye and Trump were already connected in one way. Barack Obama has insulted both of them publicly. Following the MTV VMA’s in 2009, Barack referred to Kanye as a “jacka*s,” and that what he did was inappropriate.
You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Obama criticized Trump for claiming that Barack originally was from Kenya and therefore didn’t have the right to be the US president during the infamous “birther” debacle.
During his speech, Obama joked that now that Trump was able to let go of the birther issue, he can now go back to talking about the possibility of a fake moon landing, Roswell, and the murders of Biggie and Tupac.
As for what Barack thinks of the whole Kanye West and Trump affair, an insider close to the former president explained, “Barack is far away from politics right now and honestly doesn’t care if Kanye likes the president or not.”