By Tony Ogunlowo Just when you thought it was safe…
Enigmatic rapper and husband to Kim Kardashian, Kanye West took to Twitter 2 days ago to declare his support for the President of the United States, Donald Trump. He also took a swipe at Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.
“Free thinkers don’t fear retaliation for your thoughts. The traditional thinkers are only using thoughts and words but they are in a mental prison. You are free. You’ve already won. Feel energized. Move in love not fear. Be afraid of nothing.
“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.
“If your friend jumps off the bridge you don’t have to do the same. Ye being Ye is a fight for you to be you. For people In my life the idea of Trump is pretty much a 50 50 split but I don’t tell a Hillary supporter not to support Hillary I love Hillary too.
“I love when people have their own ideas. You don’t have to be allowed anymore. Just be. Love who you want to love. That’s free thought. I’m not even political. I’m not a democrat or a republican.
“And also I’m all the way out the sunken place. And I’m not scared anymore. I’m not scared of the media. I’m not scared of the past and I’m optimistic about the future. This tweet is in love not fear.
“With love I am invincible. Truth is subjective but love is the most powerful force in the world and the world needs to express more of it.
“No race religion region or political party can argue with the power of love.
“Fear takes strategy Unlearn linear thinking Hit you with these zig zag thoughts.”
Kanye also confirmed that his wife is not comfortable with some of his tweets. She called him urging him to distance himself from some of Donald Trump’s actions, he tweeted:
My wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don’t agree with everything Trump does. I don’t agree 100% with anyone but myself.
He also tweeted and shared how he got is Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat which apparently was personally signed by Donald Trump.
While criticizing Obama
Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.
Donald Trump responded to Kanye’s endorsement, tweeting:
Thank you Kanye, very cool!
Many fans and fellow celebrities have reacted with consternation and outrage to Kanye’s decision with some questioning his mental state. He lost 9 million Twitter followers in 10 minutes.
Next are some of the reactions:
What do you think about Kanye’s latest tweets and views? Is it a case of mental instability, smart political positioning or just someone being honest?
Some people are already suggesting that Kanye could run for president of the United States in 2024.
What do you think about this?