Kanye West has been all over the tabloids lately for his devoted support for the president, Donald Trump. The controversial rapper found himself suffering the ire of those in the hip-hop and black community for supporting a president widely derided by artists and people in Hollywood.
In a chat with reporters from The New York Times, the rapper dished on what he thinks about Trump’s presidency. According to the Life Of Pablo creator, he’s probably not the only out there who supports the president, they’re just not saying anything for fear of retribution.
When speaking with the journalist, he said, “there were people who said Trump would never win.” In Kanye’s opinion, he has always been the underdog of the world, including as an artist, a producer, and a fashion designer.
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— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
For that reason, Kanye had a feeling of compassion toward Trump, as if they both were underdogs in the world, and nobody ever believed they could do it.
Kanye said they shared the same “dragon energy.” As the world knows, Kanye took heat back in 2016 when he met with the president at the Trump Tower in New York City after being hospitalized for “severe exhaustion.” Many people in Hollywood accused Kanye, again, of being “crazy.”
As for what they talked about when they met up on that fateful day, Kanye and Trump “discussed life,” then went out into the lobby together to take pictures.
According to the “Ye Vs. The People” creator, he feels as though there are many people out there, including celebrities, who support the president but are too afraid to say they do.
Kanye said he had to “break free of mob-thought” which made him feel as though he was “obligated” to vote for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. It was widely assumed back in 2016 that if you didn’t vote for Hillary, then you were a racist, sexist, or transphobe.
Kanye’s views led to family and friends ostracizing him, due to his “boisterous” ways of articulating himself, as well as his controversial opinions.
The rapper once again received criticism again when he said that he liked the way “Candace Owens speaks.” Candace is a controversial YouTuber who has a channel called, Redpill Black, a platform where she endorses “conservative” views.