This year has been quite a ride so far. We were all so pumped to see that the one and only Yeezus had returned to Twitter, but now things have taken an abrupt turn. These tweets about Kanye West supporting Donald Trump has Twitter up in flames.
On April 25, Kanye West took to Twitter to share some photos that surprised almost all of social media. First, he tweeted a photo of him wearing Donald Trump's signature Make America Great Again hat. Then, as if Twitter wasn't already totally fired up, he shared a close up photo of the hat and let everyone know that Donald Trump had signed it himself. It's no secret that Kanye West is a very opinionated person, and even though he claims that he "doesn't agree with 100 percent" with Donald Trump, but in a prior tweet he referred to the president as his "brother."
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.
This was enough spark Twitter's attention, but social media didn't really start to air their thoughts until West started tweeting the photos of the MAGA hat.
These tweets have naturally gone viral across the internet, and Twitter users aren't shy about expressing their thoughts on the matter.
This isn't the first time Donald Trump and Kanye West have crossed paths. In December 2016, Kanye West headed to Trump Tower in New York to meet with the then President-elect. Not only did the two pose for pictures together, but they even exchanged a hug that had literally everyone feeling uncomfortable.
Following the meeting with Trump, West posted a (now deleted) tweet explaining the reasoning behind the meeting.
I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues. It's important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.
Naturally the meeting had fans raising their eyebrows as to whether West supported Trump or not, but eventually things calmed down once West disappeared from social media and took a back seat from the public spotlight.
That is, until now.
Even though Kanye West's recent tweets have sparked a lot of controversy to say the least, at least his wife Kim Kardashian definitely has his back. Following his Twitter thread, the Kardashian mogul took it upon herself to brush off the haters and flat out tell them that Kanye is a "free thinker" and went on to chastise the media for criticizing him.
He’s a free thinker, is that not allowed in America? Because some of his ideas differ from yours you have to throw in the mental health card? That’s just not fair. He’s actually out of the sunken place when he’s being himself which is very expressive
In addition, Kim Kardashian addressed the topic of mental health, and criticized the public for taking such a serious matter so lightly.
Mental Health is no joke and the media needs to stop spitting that out so casually. Bottom line
Good for Kim to stand up for her man when he's down. Even through the drama these two are proving that they're definite #marriagegoals.
Even though I may not completely understand where Kanye is coming from, he has the right to his own opinion, just like everyone else.
Never stop speaking your truth Kanye.