West embraced Trump during a meeting at Trump Tower back in December, with the then President-elect claiming that the pair had been friends for a “long time”. Kanye later explained that he had met with Trump to “discuss multicultural issues”, arguing on Twitter that “it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change”.
These latter tweets have since been deleted and TMZ reports that “Kanye’s decision to remove the tweets were all his”, adding: “The “Muslim ban” and other actions have turned him against the Prez.”
West has not spoken publicly against Trump but two weeks ago wife Kim Kardashian posted an Instagram image in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington DC. She also posted pictures of herself, West and family with Trump’s predecessor, Obama.
Following West’s meeting with Trump, it was revealed that the President didn’t invite Kanye to perform at his inauguration because the rapper’s music wasn’t “traditionally American” enough. Instead, the likes of 3 Doors Down, Sam Moore, Jon Voight and Chrisette Michele performed at the event.
Watch Foals speak in defence of Kanye West below: