Kanye West caused a Twitter-storm Wednesday after he sent out several tweets expressing his support for President Donald Trump.
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
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
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.
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
The Grammy-award-winning rapper was heavily criticized by many who asserted that he was stuck in the "sunken place" – a reference to a scene in Jordan Peele's film Get Out.
So, they’re streaming music in The Sunken Place?? That’s got Be where the audience @kanyewest is courting is gonna buy that new release!#shallwesavehim#hedon’twannabesaved— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 26, 2018
Spoiler Alert: Kanye wasn't having any of that.
do this look like the sunken place 😂 pic.twitter.com/ixzKnaaaSy— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Kanye West went from “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” to “I love Donald Trump....” I thought the “sunken place” was a joke but now I’m actually questionable about it.— CHANEL (@RogersAnaya) April 24, 2018
more tweets from the sunken place 😂 pic.twitter.com/nJQdQ2aVKn— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Ummm babe. We had a rule to not show our home on social media! Soooo can we now allow KUWTK filming in the home? 🤔😂 https://t.co/bUMAn29K5K— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2018
And also I'm all the way out the sunken place. And I'm not scared anymore. I'm not scared of the media. I'm not scared of the past and I'm optimistic about the future. This tweet is in love not fear.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
*Gets inspired— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) April 25, 2018
*Starts writing ‘Get Out 2’ https://t.co/zqOW6Xxx9v
Naturally [being the Twitter-enthusiast that he is] President Trump took notice of the moment and praised West.
we got love pic.twitter.com/Edk0WGscp6— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Thank you Kanye, very cool! https://t.co/vRIC87M21X— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2018
Ever-the-faithful-spouse, Kim Kardashian quickly moved to defend her husband from those who cited mental illness as the reason for his pro-Trump sentiments.
To the media trying to demonize my husband let me just say this... your commentary on Kanye being erratic & his tweets being disturbing is actually scary. So quick to label him as having mental health issues for just being himself when he has always been expressive is not fair— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2018
Yesterday it was announced that Kanye had parted ways with some business people and media outlets made this about Kanye’s mental health. Rather than just a simple business decision. So I’m glad he tweeted about the state of his company and all of the exciting things happening— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2018
He’s a free thinker, is that not allowed in America? Because some of his ideas differ from yours you have to throw in the mental health card? That’s just not fair. He’s actually out of the sunken place when he’s being himself which is very expressive— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2018
Mental Health is no joke and the media needs to stop spitting that out so casually. Bottom line— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2018
Yeezy later took some time to talk about his own presidential aspirations, hinting that he plans to run in 2024 and eventually rename Air Force One.
Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
2024— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
when we become president we have to change the name of the plane from Air Force one to Yeezy force one ☝️— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Why would anyone hate on Kanye West now? He’s always been a Trump supporter, this is not new info. Plus, everyone should have the freedom to decide on their political views. Just cause you do not agree, doesn’t mean you have to hate on that person.— Zachary (@ZacharyCFC) April 26, 2018
Black people don’t have to be democrats.— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 25, 2018
me watchin chance the rapper try to defend kanye pic.twitter.com/NJBfrBiaER— hayley (@2seaterr) April 26, 2018
I feel the need to issue a friendly reminder to my friends on both sides of the political aisle that Kanye is a master of attention and all this is part of it. Lefties: Stop getting outraged about how he's allegedly "redpilled." Righties: No, he isn't really on your team now.— Caroline McCarthy (@caro) April 25, 2018
President Donald Trump thanking Kanye West for his support with a retweet while Kim Kardashian claimed West is not in the Sunken Place is peak 2018 pic.twitter.com/BxKF9MuYho— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 25, 2018