Kanye West has done an about face. The self-professed 2020 Presidential candidate (although he has yet to file official paperwork), is now claiming he no longer supports Donald Trump and he wants Black people to thrive a la Wakanda.
“I am taking the red hat off, with this interview.” That was Yeezy’s claim as he sat-down with Forbes to discuss his recent “candidacy”. But, why take off the hat now? Apparently, it wasn’t Trump’s racist, sexist rhetoric, it was his handling of COVID-19. “It looks like one big mess to me,” ‘Ye says. “I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.” That’s it — that’s his only criticism of Trump. However, he spent a considerable amount of time trashing the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. When questioned about whether he was denouncing Trump in an effort to secretly help his re-election, Mr. West answered, “I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”
Look, you can take the man out of the red hat, but you can’t take the red hat thinking out of the man.
“Kanye finally dumps Trump” was trending on Twitter. However, no one’s really buying it…
Kanye finally dumps Trump.
After saying slavery was choice. After taking 2-5 million dollars of PPP loans as a multi billionaire, when struggling small business owners got nothing because the money ran out. After normalizing a white supremacist president.
— Tigerlilly2244 (@tigerlilly2244) July 8, 2020
Kanye West took pictures with a MAGA hat on with two white people flashing the white power sign
I could give a rats ass that Kanye finally dumps trump
The damage he did against Black people by normalizing white supremacy will be felt for generations
— ABlackWomanWhoDontGiveAF*ck (@battletested5) July 8, 2020
"Kanye Finally Dumps Trump" I call BS . he just got a fuckin federal grant to pay his employees . I am pissed. His sister in-law could have cut this ass face a check .
— Interrupted Artist # 2 same resister sister (@ShutdownKim) July 8, 2020
*sees "Kanye Finally Dumps Trump: ‘I’m Taking the Red Hat Off" headline*
— P. Against The World 🤘🏿🕊 (@chillin662) July 8, 2020
The rapper’s wild interview contained many more bizarre nuggets like his claim that he’s running for president under a new banner called the Birthday Party, “Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.” He also shared that he’s been receiving “guidance” SpaceX CEO from Elon Musk and his VP running mate will be “Michelle Tidball, an obscure preacher from Wyoming.” Oh, and get this, Kanye revealed he had COVID-19! “Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it. I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!”
So, what does all of this mean? What would a U.S.A run by the man who called himself Yesus West look like? Apparently, Wakanda.
“A lot of Africans do not like the movie [Black Panther] and representation of themselves in…Wakanda. But I’m gonna use the framework of Wakanda right now because it’s the best explanation of what our design group is going to feel like in the White House…That is a positive idea: you got Kanye West, one of the most powerful humans—I’m not saying the most because you got a lot of alien level superpowers and it’s only collectively that we can set it free. Let’s get back to Wakanda… like in the movie in Wakanda when the king went to visit that lead scientist to have the shoes wrap around her shoes. Just the amount of innovation that can happen, the amount of innovation in medicine—like big pharma—we are going to work, innovate, together. This is not going to be some Nipsey Hussle being murdered, they’re doing a documentary, we have so many soldiers that die for our freedom, our freedom of information, that there is a cure for AIDS out there, there is going to be a mix of big pharma and holistic.”
Check out the full Forbes article for even more from Kanye…
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