Kanye West is turning his back on Donald Trump. Or, maybe it’s the other way around.
Prior to his hospitalization several months ago, Kanye West went on a Pro-Trump tirade. He attacked Hillary Clinton and even postulated himself for the presidency in 2020. In December, he also met with the (then) president-elect for a meeting on multicultural issues.
Speaking about his meeting with Trump, West tweeted,
“These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago. I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
West even ended the tweet with a subtle reference to a 2024 run. He apparently didn’t want to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. Kanye West had also revealed during the now-cancelled Saint Pablo Tour that he would’ve voted for Trump. In San Jose, California, he said,
“I said something that was kind of politically correct. I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? What I didn’t tell you… If I were to have voted, I would have voted for Trump.”
But that cozy relationship has gone downhill fast. A quick check this morning reveals that West has deleted all of his pro-Trump tweets. According to TMZ, the the rapper is “super unhappy” (I didn’t know that was a phrase) with Donald Trump’s performance.
Kanye reportedly deleted the tweets in response to several issues, including the travel prohibition and the “Great Wall of Mexico.”
Then, there’s the Inauguration. Kanye West wasn’t even invited to play, despite sticking his neck out for Trump. In an interview with an Inaugural coordinator, West wasn’t ‘traditionally American‘ enough to play the event. All of which put a huge thud in Kanye’s loyalty.
Back in November 2016, West drew fire from the public for openly supporting Trump. During the 2016 election season, Kim Kardashian supported Hillary Clinton. Immediately following the executive order (temporarily) prohibiting immigration from certain countries, Kardashian West tweeted statistics related to crime in the United States.
According to the image, more Americans die each year from gun-related crimes than “Islamic jihadist immigrants.”
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) 29 de enero de 2017
However, West’s critics responded harshly to her tweet. Some said she only wanted attention. Others questioned her husband’s then-affiliation with the President.
.@KimKardashian does your trump-supporting spouse like the executive order or nah
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) 29 de enero de 2017
With the deletion of pro-Trump tweets, Kanye West’s 2020 presidential run may soon become a reality.