Yesterday, Kanye West spoke his mind on Twitter, speaking on a variety of topics including love, his collabs with Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert & ASAP Rocky, his brand YEEZY and more. One of the subject matters visited was ‘Ye’s love for Donald Trump, “You don’t have to agree with Trump, but the mob can’t make me not love him,” he wrote. “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.” West also had some not-so-positive words for former President Barack Obama. “Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed,” he tweeted.
Ebro Darden wondered what other Chicago rappers thought about his tweets. “Talked to him two days ago,” Chance the Rapper responded. “He’s in a great space and not affected by folk tryna question his mental or physical health. Same Ye from the Vmas, same Ye from the telethon. Black people don’t have to be democrats.”
Lupe Fiasco also responded. “Seen his trials and tribulations and can’t take anything away from his journey…remember this the same dude that when he speaks US Presidents respond,” Lupe wrote. “Don’t forget about Katrina cuz you don’t like his tweets.”
However, not everybody was supportive of Kanye and his opinions. In a recent interview with Ebro In The Morning, Janelle Monáe responded to West’s support of Candace Owens. “I believe in free thinking, but I don’t believe in free thinking if it’s rooted in or at the expense of the oppressed,” she said, “If your free thinking is used as fuel by oppressors to continue to oppress black people and minorities, I think it’s bullsh*t and it’s not OK, and I will speak out against it and I will think freely and tell you that I don’t agree with you.”
Others who gave a response include Vince Staples, Jordan Peele and Questlove. See the tweets below.