Kanye West’s constant Twitter presence reached a critical moment on Wednesday (April 25) when he professed his love and support for Donald Trump. The G.O.O.D. Music founder angered many followers with his views (to the delight of right-wingers) and trolled critics by proudly brandishing Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat on social media.
Twitter has been filled with hot takes and opinions about West’s antics ever since. Some artists close to Yeezy, such as Chance The Rapper and CyHI The Prynce, have tried to defend him. Fellow Chicago natives GLC and Jean Deaux have denounced him, contemporary stars, such as J. Cole and Jaden Smith, have expressed disappointment and legends like Ice-T are completely baffled by West’s actions.
Check out some of Hip Hop’s reactions to pro-Trump ‘Ye below.
"These are our heroes" – @nas
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 25, 2018
This shit is outta control.. I’m DONE. https://t.co/fgMPPmmmik
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 25, 2018
— GLC The Ism (@GLCTHEISM) April 25, 2018
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) April 25, 2018
I love how Kanye says he loves trump and then brings up a NAS move to throw you off hahahahaha! You aint foolin nobody!!
— planetasia (@planetasia) April 25, 2018
Chicago never *needed* Kanye, we jus loved him and were proud of him like any city would be lmao. We were sad when he basically stopped repping us/caring about his roots instead of just rapping about it. Now that nigga wayyy past any type of sympathy. Big Buford
— Annoying Ass Bish (@ThatsJeanDeaux) April 25, 2018
Make Kanye Black Again. https://t.co/wvKxbL2bjJ
— Smi (@smino) April 25, 2018
Nah, stupidity is https://t.co/qKozIAsnUP
— Your Old Droog (@YourOldDroog) April 25, 2018
The reason @kanyewest is “lost”…
1 – Can’t out REAL Jay Z
2 – Can’t out TRUTH J.Cole
3 – Can’t out RAP Kendrick
4 – Can’t out HIT Drake
So ALL Kanye had left was this…
— OldMan Ebro (@oldmanebro) April 25, 2018
Janelle Monáe has a message for Kanye. pic.twitter.com/0JzFjxTtXu
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) April 25, 2018
This too shall pass…
dicks will be right back mounted once the tumult wanes…
You went to IHOP and got a fish sandwich and played ya self…but we forgive you and have pancakes at the ready when you resolve to act right such is the chicago way… https://t.co/OiKTwVNTMK
— COBRA|Soul Food ? (@LupeFiasco) April 25, 2018
Ppl Caring about Kanye’s political stance is like that Dave Chapelle joke where the reporter asks Ja Rule about 9/11. Lmao
Nigga who gives a real fuck?
— Nocando (@MCNocando) April 25, 2018
Why tF y'all care so much on how @kanyewest feels/his beliefs He don't owe none of y'all shit, 90% of y'all don't even keep It real wit yaself same ppl I used to ask why u voting for Obama and y'all said idk bc he's black ??? #KANYE2024 P.S. I'm a 2x felon I can't vote anyways
— WESTSIDEGUNN (@WESTSIDEGUNN) April 26, 2018
His album is my album what you mean and yes I will die for my brother https://t.co/cSc3dUlPxR
— CYHI THE PRYNCE (@CyhiThePrynce) April 25, 2018
Black people don’t have to be democrats.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 25, 2018