The saga of Yeezus’ political turn toward MAGAville continues. Just a little while ago, Kanye and fellow rapper Tip “T.I” Harris teamed up on a track wherein they debated Ye’s newfound Trumpery. Take a listen, though be warned. There’s enough harsh language in the track to make a sailor blush.
Rappers Kanye West and T.I. have released a song debating West’s announcement of his support for President Trump this week, a move that caused divisions within the music and broader entertainment industries.
The two released “Ye vs. the People” hours after West released a track on his own social media that included lines from past tweets in support of the president.
West and T.I. debate West’s support for Trump, as well as his frustration over perceived pressure for African-Americans to be Democrats.
“Make America Great Again had a negative reception. I took it, wore it, rocked it gave it a new direction. Added empathy, care and love and affection, and y’all simply questionin’ my methods,” West raps in the song.
Well, the rhythmic debate was productive for the most part. Save for the talk of white supremacy coming from T.I.. You’d think the Donald happily supporting Kanye’s support of him would be evidence to the contrary. Alas, Tip and his fellow anti-Trumpers continue beating the drum machine of “everything I don’t like is white supremacy.”
I won’t pretend to know what goes on in Kanye’s mind. His right turn might just be a clever ploy for attention. Then again, the man might be genuine. He certainly has his right to an opinion. Something his fellow celebs can’t seem to compute.
The A-list is packed to the brim full of leftists who hype their politics, even when not asked. I don’t think one right-leaning celeb is going to hurt anything. Kudos to Kanye for having the stones to stand up for his beliefs.