Donald Trump, a politician, weighs in on Kanye West’s divisive online rant.
Kanye West has recently been the subject of a slew of contentious headlines following his Yeezy Season 9 collection, which included a “White Lives Matter” shirt in bold text. The statement sparked outrage among critics and fans, who have turned against him, resulting in an online feud and Instagram restrictions for the “Praise God” singer.
The rapper was temporarily blocked on Twitter after expressing extreme views that implied hateful and anti-Semitic speech.
According to Rolling Stone, former US President Donald Trump has called Kanye West “crazy” and suggested that he may need professional “help” following his recent controversial statements.
According to Rolling Stone:
“But even as he lashes out wildly on social media, Trump has thus far kept a calculated distance from the Trump-backing hip-hop artist in the aftermath of the ‘JEWISH PEOPLE’ tweet and also West’s display of ‘White Lives Matter’ attire. It is unclear if there has been any private communication in recent days between West and Trump.”
West elaborated on his controversial anti-semitic views during an episode of Drink Champs, ranting about “the Jewish people” and exempting himself from racism because he claims he is also a Jew because of “the blood of Christ.” He justified his anti-Semitic remarks by speculating that Jewish people control all aspects of media and entertainment because they “own the Black voice,” a neo-Nazi trope.
The friendship between the former president and the “Yeezy” founder dates back to 2020 when West expressed support for Trump’s presidential campaign. The two have also sent each other friendly tweets.
Kanye West expressed back in July 2020:
“One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the Black community. Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby.”
West later announced that he would withdraw his support for Donald Trump after the latter allegedly turned a blind eye to the “Black Lives Matter” campaign.