How Kanye West Fans on Twitter Feel About Him Supporting Trump

Kanye's support of Trump has divided his fan base.

No matter how meticulously you slice it, this week in Yeezus has been a dauntingly disillusioning one. 

After a week of Kanye West proclaiming his "love" for his "brother" Donald Trump due to supposed "dragon energy" affinities, West double-doubled down Thursday by sharing screenshots from a text exchange with John Legend. "You bringing up my fans or my legacy is a tactic based on fear used to manipulate my free thought," West told Legend.


So how are fans and fellow creatives who once looked up to West as a champion of artful self-empowerment supposed to deal with this shit? By and large, we're still deep in the throes of pissed-offness. But what's next? Whether West is trolling (and thus using very real societal dangers as toys for album promo) or genuine doesn't matter, as the results are the same. What does matter, however, is the very same family of fans West characterized as a collective manipulation tactic in his text to Legend.

Kanye's had the financial means and an international platform to assist the people of Chicago (and the Black community, in general) for years...but didn't do shit but sell "designer" white t-shirts

Now he's criticizing Obama, of all people?!

Sit the fuck down.
Shut the fuck up.

— Adrian C. Jackson (@AdrianCJax) April 26, 2018

Below, we take a look at the three leading styles of dealing with MAGA West.

Fuck Kanye

For many, it's really that simple. Trolling, genuine, or otherwise, West has chosen to associate himself with Trump.

Experiencing @kanyewest rant through your filter has to be some sort of meta performance art.

— Moe Chedda (@RealMoeChedda) April 26, 2018

@kanyewest is doing performance art that pulls at the emotions of who we are as a nation. We hate to talk about race but love to take sides...he's not afraid to sit in the middle of it all while ruffling everyone's feathers.

— U G O C H I ~ God’s Crown (@jekeleme) April 25, 2018

"Hi I'd like to speak to Kris Jenner please. Yes, it's an emergency."

— Zara Rahim (@ZaraRahim) April 25, 2018

Misguided Performance Art?

Again, even if this does turn out to be true, the results—i.e. images of West in that goddamn red hat—are the same. Joaquin would never.

Every time Kanye West tweets, I feel like he just smoked weed for his first time.

— Jonsandman (@Jonsandman) April 26, 2018

Dire LOLs

Some have instead chosen to work through their anger by ruthlessly (and righteously) mocking West.

Stay strong, Yeezy fans.

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