Kanye West has made a pretty big come back on social media this week. The rapper who took a hiatus after suffering from mental health issues last year is now using Twitter to speak out about his political views and promote new music/fashion lines dropping over the summer.
This week, New York City radio host Ebro Darden from HOT97 spoke on the radio about a phone call he had with West–in which he admitted openly that he “loves Donald Trump.”
After the interview went viral and people realized Kanye West–the same rapper who said “George Bush hates black people”–is supporting a president who supports racism and white nationalists, as well as the KKK, they weren’t really happy. A lot of fans began speaking out about not buying his albums this summer and boycotting his music. Kanye decided to respond on Twitter with a pretty strong statement saying that he loves Trump, not because he agrees with everything he does, but because he thinks we all have the right to have “independent thoughts.”
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
He continued by saying that we can’t all agree with each other just to agree, but he won’t tell someone who to support and who to hate.
If your friend jumps off the bridge you don't have to do the same. Ye being Ye is a fight for you to be you. For people In my life the idea of Trump is pretty much a 50 50 split but I don't tell a Hillary supporter not to support Hillary— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
I love Hillary too.
Bottom line, he’s trying to tell everyone to support their own thoughts and not follow the crowd. He wants people to become “de-programmed” and stop flocking to the hottest, most popular school of thought. Kanye is pushing an agenda where everyone feels comfortable and free to think their own thoughts without being afraid to be judged.
I love when people have their own ideas. You don't have to be allowed anymore. Just be.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Love who you want to love. That's free thought. I'm not even political. I'm not a democrat or a republican
But, Kim Kardashian made sure to put her husband in his place.
my wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don't agree with everything Trump does. I don't agree 100% with anyone but myself.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Fans, however, were not happy to hear that West is a Trump supporter at all–even on some things.
Nah man— Brandon® (@BrandonEazyy) April 25, 2018
Kanye cancelled for the rest of 2018— enriquee ❄️ (@3nrique__) April 25, 2018
He isn’t for people of color— Ez (@iamkidretroo) April 25, 2018
So why didn’t you love George Bush with that same energy?— Bãlldiñhö™ ?? (@Balldinho) April 25, 2018
hes a fucking moron kanye - wake from the illusion— ROSIE (@Rosie) April 25, 2018
Delete this— Stacey Hash (@StaceyHashh) April 25, 2018
Except Trump is homophobic, and has sexually assaulted women.— e o i n (@AUTOAMERlCAN) April 25, 2018
Okay. Well, you like a racist.— MyTweetsK*llFascists (A Woody Guthrie Reference) (@Humancipator35) April 25, 2018
So, I don't like you.
Shh*t, man. You ARE the new O.J.
"I'm not black.. I'm Kanye West."
Your selfishness & solipsism.. your ego & ignorance.. your complete lack of awareness make you look like an idiot.
Yeezus was great.. but you suck. pic.twitter.com/sHN1SFQNEw
FOH— HOT TROPIC™ (@deejaytheory) April 25, 2018
Frankly, the mob forgot all about you.— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) April 25, 2018
You're a sell out, dude, just admit it. You're not Kanye West. You're Kanye Kardashian.— Nasty Addie Tude (@BadAddieTude) April 25, 2018
It's not often that we get to see someone's breakdown on Twitter, in real time. Keep tweeting.— My Sweet Baboo Redux (@babsben) April 25, 2018
We don’t want your music or your politics.— #ShutDownGOP Register & Vote in Nov (@ImpeachAgentO) April 25, 2018
You love Trump? If you wanna call a racist, bigoted sexual predator your bother then I guess it means that birds of a feather flock together. #fool— Attilio Armeni (@AttilioArmeni) April 25, 2018