Kanye West is back in the public eye


Buddy Desy, Staff Writer

   Kanye West is no stranger to the public eye and stirring up controversy.  He recently took to Twitter and said he will be releasing two new albums as well as two more for other artists signed to his label. He also started saying he was in the best mental health he has been in a while, which made a lot of his fans happy, but what he did next surprised them.

  West released snippets of new music, which was disappointing to many people. He then went on to tease new shoes, which brought everyone’s hopes up; most fans of Kanye love his shoes, t Yeezys. Then, he explained his love for the President of the United States, which he stated back in 2016 when he had a meeting with the then President Elect at Trump Tower.

  Although most people forgot about that by now, West made sure they remembered.

  “The mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother.”

  Trump then replied.

  “Thank you Kanye, very cool!”

  Although there has been backlash on his statements, some people are defending them, like Trump supporter Jessie Luckett, ‘18.

  “Why are people criticizing him for showing support for his President? People used to show support for Obama all the time and no one ever said anything about that. When did it become bad to support your President?”

  West also said that not all African Americans have to be Democrats.. This was backed up by fellow Chicago rapper, Chance The Rapper, who said the same thing on his twitter.

  Chance backtracked soon thereafter.

  West went to TMZ where he shared more thoughts he had.

  “When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. You was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all. It’s like we’re mentally in prison. I like the word ‘prison’ because ‘slavery’ goes too direct to the idea of blacks. Slavery is to blacks as the Holocaust is to Jews. Prison is something that unites as one race, blacks and whites, that we’re the human race.”

  Many people had different opinions on the statements made by West. Many Kanye and Trump fans have expressed their opinions, like Kanye West supporter Josiah Jackson, ‘19.

  “He has the right to free thought. He’s a free thinker who expressed his thoughts.”

  Many people are criticising him, like fellow rapper T.I., with whom West did a song called “Ye vs. The People.” In this song, Kanye and T.I. go back and forth on their political views. The song finally ends with Kanye leaving the argument to the people.

  “Alright, Tip, we could be rappin’ about this all day, man Why don’t we just cut the beat off and let the people talk?”