Ever since Kanye West tweeted praise for conservative commentator Candace Owens, the right wing fringe has been falling all over itself at the prospect of having a bona fide A-list celebrity to welcome into the fold. "I said, 'Kanye, the conversation's been open, bro". The pair discussed freedom of speech, why West feels no one supported him during his mental breakdown in 2016, and his thoughts on Donald Trump.
Hot 97's asst. program director, Ebro has been critical of Kanye's approach and views on Twitter. "West giving his nod of approval to Owens didn't sit well with many of his 11 million followers" on Twitter, The Wrap explained. Conspiracy theorist "journalist" Laura Loomer said the reaction to Wests' tweets proved liberals "don't know how to be free thinkers". "Kanye West is still an avid Donald Trump supporter", Rosenberg tweeted.
The culmination of Kanye's big return to Twitter happened on Saturday morning, when West issued an endorsement of right-wing Twitter celeb Candace Owens.More news: In Game 3, Timberwolves put up great assist-turnover ratio
"Avengers" actor Cheadle chastised Owens over her sarcastic jab at the Black Lives Matter protesters. Video from the discussion subsequently went viral, which is, seemingly, what prompted West's tweet. In "Murder to Excellence", West himself asserts that the lower "life expectancy for black guys" reflects that "the system's working effectively". On Fox & Friends Sunday, Owens offered her advice to the black community saying, "There is no real value in being a victim, there is no value in being oppressed".
"I'm freaking out. @kanyewest.please take a meeting with me", Owens wrote. Added to that, he more recently chose to record video footage of Dilbert creator Scott Adams, further pushing conservative ideals to the masses. He famously told the audience of a Hurricane Katrina charity telethon that "George Bush doesn't care about black people", and his flamboyant persona-coupled with an apparent willingness to disrupt awards shows-has frequently made him the target of right-leaning cultural critics, who often depicted him as a bombastic narcissist. "I tell every single people that everything that I have been inspired to do, was written in your music".
West, 40, has said multiple times he wants to run for President, including in his song "Facts" where he raps "2020 I'mma run the whole election".