Kanye West is an American rapper, stand as one of the most acclaimed rappers of the 21st century, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Additionally, sold over more than 100 million digital downloads and 21 million albums worldwide. The 40 years old rapper is married to another popular figure, Kim Kardashian.
On Wednesday, the 40-year-old rapper tweeted more than 80 times and voiced his support for U.S. President Donald Trump. Kanye West’s support for Donald Trump quickly drew criticism from fans, and it seems that his friends are following suit. Furthermore, the rapper was either criticised or unfollowed by several prominent musicians on Twitter. Although some other big names were quick to show their support for Kenya West after his Donald Trump Tweets.
Kanye West’s Tweet
Kanye West tweeted on Wednesday, calling the president his brother. His brother? I don’t think that will go down well among other colored Americans. And other whites too. The content of the tweet reads…
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,” West tweeted on Monday.
It took three hours for Donald Trump to respond to Kenya West’s tweet. Trump quoted the tweet and called his comments “very cool.”. However, West went on to post a selfie in one of Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” hats.
West, who has received 21 Grammy Awards, made waves across the entertainment industry with the viral tweets, which got tens of thousands of reactions within minutes.
The Backlashes & Critics
In a subsequent tweet, West had to clarify that he was not political. Also stating that he was neither a democrat or a republican. After the onslaught of responses from fans and friends like John Legend.
Legend, who reached out to West privately on Thursday morning. He sent a private message to Kenya West say
“Hey it’s JL. I hope you’ll reconsider aligning yourself with Trump. You’re way too powerful and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for. As you know, what you say really means something to your fans. They are loyal to you and respect your opinion,” his text read.
Legend’s text continues:
“So many people who love you feel so betrayed right now because they know the harm that Trump’s policies cause, especially to people of colour. Don’t let this be part of your legacy. You’re the greatest artist of our generation.”
Kenya West wnt as far has as to tweet photos of his texts from John Legend after he responded with a text too:
I love you John and I appreciate your thoughts. You bringing up my fans or my legacy is a tactic based on fear used to manipulate my free thought.”
Supports for Kanye West After His Donald Trump Tweets
However, not all of West’s friends were upset though. Some have actually come to his defense. Although Chance The Rapper didn’t specifically reference West in his tweets, he did weigh in on the matter. “Black people don’t have to be Democrats,” he wrote.
Rumors that 9 million users unfollowed West was everywhere. However, a Twitter’s spokesperson came out to clear up the issue in a statement saying, “We can confirm that Kanye’s follower count is currently at approximately 27M followers. Any fluctuation that people might be seeing is an inconsistency and should be resolved soon.”
Music Stars Who Unfollowed Kanye West On Twitter After Support For Trump
- Drake? Yes, Drake. He unfollowed Kanye West on Thursday.
- Also Rihanna too on Thursday.
- Our Barbie, Nicki Minaj unfollowed him on Thursday.
- Justin Bieber unfollowed him on Thursday.
- Jamie McCarthy unfollowed him on Thursday.
- The Weeknd unfollowed West on Wednesday
- Katy Perry unfollowed him on Thursday.
- Ariana Grande unfollowed him on Thursday.
- Harry Styles unfollowed him on Thursday.
- Jaden Smith unfollowed West on Wednesday
- Snoop Dogg unfollowed West on Wednesday
- Cold Play unfollowed West on Wednesday
- Pitbull unfollowed him on Thursday.
- Will.a.im unfollowed West on Wednesday