Kanye West’s return to Twitter has sent the social media platform into overdrive.
It’s been a wild ride. He started by beginning to write a philosophy book in real-time, then announcing a truly delectable series of project release dates, both for his own personal music and G.O.O.D Music artists. Kanye then continued to show his support for Trump and alt-right “thinkers” like Candace Owens. Today, Kanye doubled down on his support of the president, calling him a “brother” and praising his “dragon energy.” Kanye even tweeted a photo of his signed Make America Great Again hat as well as another photo of him wearing one.
Some artists, like J. Cole and Jaden Smith, seemingly subtweeted the rapper, calling him out for his questionable opinions. Some fans have been looking to other artists to fill the Kanye-shaped hole in their hearts. That’s at least what one Twitter user did when he reached out to Lupe Fiasco on Twitter, writing that since Kanye “has turned to the dark side,” Lupe is now “the last surviving hope of black nerds everywhere.”
Lupe’s response? “Don’t run to me now,” he said, “Y’all gotta figure that out.” He signaled the fan should look to Kendrick Lamar or J. Cole instead of himself, as he is on a “journey of personal transcendence and playing video games.”
Naaaaaaaaaah don’t run to me now...y’all gotta figure that out.— COBRA|Soul Food 🐍 (@LupeFiasco) April 25, 2018
Holla at K. Dot or Cole
I’m on my journey of personal transcendence and playing video games ✌🏾 https://t.co/CZjC2xJ4nU
However, Lupe got into more detail about how he feels about the Kanye/Trump situation, writing that Trump is “a terrible human being.”
Trump is a terrible human being. Period point blank...All that caping and copping pleas is cool because we in a free country and do what you want??! 🤷🏾♂️ but based on universal laws of goodness dude is a fucking demon who makes all of the world a worse off place to be. https://t.co/3NP4ewqDAq— COBRA|Soul Food 🐍 (@LupeFiasco) April 25, 2018
In a separate tweet, Lupe got deeper, suggesting there is a “little bitty sh*tty Trump deep inside all of us” that we must “exorcise.”
But with that said...— COBRA|Soul Food 🐍 (@LupeFiasco) April 25, 2018
I think trump is a grotesque mirror to western civilization as a whole & there is a little bitty shitty trump deep inside all of us, laughing at horrific things and causally dismissing good people to serve our ego’s and desires.
Exorcise Your Inner trump!
Another fan pleaded Lupe to get Kanye on the phone to “speak to him for the sake of America.” Lupe replied, admitting he loves Kanye but would only talk to him in order to convince him to “give Cudi the phone.” It’s an interesting tweet from someone who had a very public Twitter beef with Cudi just a few years ago.
I love Ye...however the only reason I’d talk to him is so that I could tell him to give Cudi the phone. https://t.co/iOs3cnVN9s— COBRA|Soul Food 🐍 (@LupeFiasco) April 25, 2018
He clarified in yet another tweet how he feels about Kanye today: “no ill will to Ye in any way,” he wrote. “Remember this the same dude that when he speaks US Presidents respond. Don’t forget about Katrina cuz you don’t like his tweets.”
Not at all. No ill will to Ye in any way...all things reciprocated etc..seen his trials and tribulations and can’t take anything away from his journey...remember this the same dude that when he speaks US Presidents respond. Don’t forget about Katrina cuz you don’t like his tweets https://t.co/nTAIzdGduy— COBRA|Soul Food 🐍 (@LupeFiasco) April 25, 2018
Lupe is likely referencing the time Kanye West gave an impassioned speech on how black people were treated in media coverage during Hurricane Katrina and famously declared that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”