Rapper, designer, and avid Twitter enthusiast Kanye West wrote a deluge of tweets on Wednesday afternoon that divided his many fans. As part of a days-long Twitter spree, West sounded off on Donald Trump, going so far as to call the president “my brother,” before delving into tweets about free thought, politics, life, philosophy, music, and his intention to take a meeting with Peter Thiel.
West’s tweets immediately ignited the Internet, which wasted no time in weighing in on how they felt about the rapper’s tweets. West’s tweets even commanded the attention of some influential Twitter users, including Donald Trump himself, who took to Twitter to retweet and comment West’s tweet about him.
Thank you Kanye, very cool! https://t.co/vRIC87M21X— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2018
Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian West also hopped on Twitter to defend her husband’s right to write controversial tweets.
Kanye will never run in the race of popular opinion and we know that and that’s why I love him and respect him and in a few years when someone else says the same exact thing but they aren’t labeled the way he is and you will all praise them! Kanye is years ahead of his time— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2018
However, Twitter still had plenty of opinions about Kanye. There were plenty of comparisons to Get Out‘s the “sunken place.”
*Gets inspired— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) April 25, 2018
*Starts writing ‘Get Out 2’ https://t.co/zqOW6Xxx9v
Descent Into The Sunken Place: A Photographic Essay https://t.co/anlFoEKGJ2— Joanna Simkin (@JoannaSimkin) April 25, 2018
The sunken place has WiFi. We get it.— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) April 25, 2018
While others had jokes about Kanye’s mother-in-law and noted “momager,” Kris Jenner.
"Hi I'd like to speak to Kris Jenner please. Yes, it's an emergency." pic.twitter.com/FezKACvea0— Zara Rahim (@zara915) April 25, 2018
a situation that kris jenner does not have control over terrifies me— Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston) April 25, 2018
.@KrisJenner currently the devil is working harder can you please help us.— James Harness (@JamesHarness) April 25, 2018
As might be predicted, there were also many, many tweets about the “old Kanye.”
i miss the old kanye, the didn't have access to a computer kanye— mariah smith (@mRiah) April 25, 2018