This week has seen Kanye praising Trump on Twitter, saying that he “loves” him, calling the US President his “brother” and sharing a photo of himself wearing a signed ‘Make America Great Again’ hat.
Trump initially responded by thanking West and saying that his recent support had been “very cool”.
Kanye protege and fellow Chicago native Chance later came out in defence of West, arguing: “Black people don’t have to be democrats… Next President gon be independent”.
On Friday (April 27), Trump took to Twitter again to argue that Kanye “has performed a great service to the Black Community” and that “big things are happening and eyes are being opened for the first time in Decades”.
“Legacy Stuff!,” Trump added, before thanking both Chance and Dr Darrell Scott, a Pastor for the New Spirit Revival Center. “They really get it,” Trump then wrote. See that tweet below.
Kanye West has performed a great service to the Black Community – Big things are happening and eyes are being opened for the first time in Decades – Legacy Stuff! Thank you also to Chance and Dr. Darrell Scott, they really get it (lowest Black & Hispanic unemployment in history).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2018
Kanye’s pro-Trump tweets have proved controversial. Here’s how the music world has been responding.
Meanwhile, West’s new album is expected in June and will be the follow-up to 2016’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’. Here’s everything we know about the release so far.