Twitter – Kanye West wouldn’t be Kanye West if he didn’t stir up some controversy. On Saturday morning (April 21), the often elusive Hip Hop giant, who recently returned to Twitter after a long hiatus, tweeted about conservative commentator Candace Owens, causing an uproar on the social media platform.
“I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” West wrote.
I love the way Candace Owens thinks
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
Owens — a staunch supporter of Donald Trump — replied, “I’m freaking out. @kaynewest ….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. I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay. I need you to help wake up the black community.”
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.
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
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 21, 2018
As some people struggled to make sense of his sentiment, others were vocal about their support for Owens and applauded West’s “free thinking.”
#Kanye West directly supported the way she thinks. (His words). Someone who can think for herself. Somebody who is combating Identity politics and group think! Free speech isn’t so free anymore. She is brave. @RealCandaceO @kanyewest
— Francis (@TyranasarusFLX) April 21, 2018
We love Candace too, Kanye. She's looking ahead to a great future for African Americans, while liberals only want to keep blacks on the Democratic plantation to keep their votes.
— Theresa Fehrenbach (@TheresaFBach) April 21, 2018
— Recovering Liberal (@RyeTheBread) April 21, 2018
2005 @kanyewest vs 2018 Kanye
From strong black man to c 🚂 🚂 n. pic.twitter.com/nNqoUO90FD
— Janet L Jacobs (@Janet_L_Jacobs) April 21, 2018
But then there were those who were outspoken about West’s seemingly anti-black “policies and positions,” and questioned his sanity. Strange Famous mastermind Sage Francis even claimed there’s a throne reserved for him in the sunken place, a reference to the psychological thriller Get Out.
There’s a special throne for Kanye West in the sunken place. Watch it.
— Sage Francis (@SageFrancis) April 21, 2018
How many times can Kanye signal his affinity for people with anti-Black policies and positions before it takes a toll on how Black fans feel about him?
— Touré (@Toure) April 21, 2018
One day people will stop calling Kanye West a genius & see him for what he truly is…someone who makes ugly clothes, a pseudo-intellectual who thinks being provocative is ‘in’ & not very well read. Don’t @ me.
— Yesha (@YeshaCallahan) April 21, 2018
— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) April 21, 2018
I tried to tell y’all about Kanye…smh. https://t.co/8jQiLFFxWW
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) April 21, 2018
— WeaponizedNews.Com (@WeaponizedNews) April 21, 2018
Kanye doesn’t f*ck with us. But y’all keep supporting this clown. How much more evidence do you need?
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) April 21, 2018
The white people, conservatives and sell outs that’s defending Candice Owens and Kanye West are complete morons.
— Playoff Rondo on here, Mavs Rondo off here (@WinkWestwood) April 21, 2018
Candice Owens: “never met a dead black person who didn’t deserve it or a live black person who shouldn’t be effusively thanking whites for tolerating them”
Kanye: “I like her thinking”
fuck that guy
— Brandon (@Brand0nWilliams) April 21, 2018
Perhaps those simply begging for wife Kim Kardashian-West to prevent West from tweeting and imploring him it to stop altogether have the right idea. But with a new solo album and collaboration with Kid Cudi — Kids See Ghost — both coming in June, this likely won’t be the last people hear from Kanye West.
Kim needs to take Kanye's damn phone away. Tabho
— Lorraine…. (@miss__hove) April 21, 2018
can kanye west PLEASE stop tweeting
— ☹ (@autumnfisherman) April 21, 2018