Last night, Kanye West appeared to reaffirm his support and admiration for the US President by tweeting a picture of his signed Make America Great Again red cap, and by then referring to Trump as his "brother" in another tweet.
my MAGA hat is signed 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/DrDHJybS8V- KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
The rapper defended his friendship with Trump by tweeting: "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."
The 40-year-old star also shared a photo of Trump thanking him for his complimentary tweet on Twitter.
Get Out's Jordan Peele responded to Kanye's sunken place reference - from Peele's Oscar-winning movie - by tweeting: "*Gets inspired *Starts writing Get Out 2."
*Gets inspired- Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) April 25, 2018
*Starts writing ‘Get Out 2’ https://t.co/zqOW6Xxx9v
It comes after Kanye seemed to show support for conservative anti-Black Lives Matter commentator Candace Owens.
I’m freaking out. @kanyewest ....please take a meeting with me. I tell every single person that everything that I have been inspired to do, was written in your music.- Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 21, 2018
I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay. I need you to help wake up the black community. https://t.co/Uz1nB9K0Oz
John Legend posted a tweet which could be deemed as a response to Kanye's Trump love-in, although he didn't name either in his post, in which he brought up race in his criticism.
I imagine there's some comfort in imagining a future without racism and projecting that onto the present. Thinking if we just deny the truth, it doesn't exist. If history is erased, we don't have to deal with its consequences. However...- John Legend (@johnlegend) April 25, 2018
"Imagine there's some comfort in imagining a future without racism and projecting that onto the present. Thinking if we just deny the truth, it doesn't exist," the singer wrote.
"If history is erased, we don't have to deal with its consequences. However...Far too many people don't have the luxury of closing their eyes and ears. They feel it in their lives and can't act like what they see and know doesn't exist."
He concluded: "I love that great, brilliant artists have the power to imagine a better future. But artists can't be blind to the truth."
Ice T responded with: "This shit is outta control.. I'm DONE."
But Chance the Rapper actually lent his support to Kanye amid the backlash by tweeting: "Black people don't have to be democrats."
Black people don’t have to be democrats.- Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 25, 2018
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