Kanye West is not Team Trump anymore. The hip hop artist deleted all his tweets about the U.S. President.
Did anyone see this coming? Just when we thought the lines of celebrities crossing over to Team Trump were thickening, one of the strongest supporters of the new U. S. President had a change of heart. We are not sure how much Kanye West liked Trump in the election campaign, as he did not think exercising his right to vote was worth the effort. But he did meet with Trump afterwards.
The 39-year-old rapper said, during a performance last year in November, in San Jose: “I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? But if I were to vote, I would have voted on Trump”. His comment sparked outrage in the crowd.
Two weeks after his release, Kanye had a brief meeting with Donald Trump at his office in the Trump Tower. They came down to the lobby together and took photos and shook hands. Trump even mentioned that he and West go waaay back and said the rapper was “a good man”, tapping his shoulder. None of them, however, disclosed the purpose of their meeting. West has tweeted vague subjects they have discussed on, afterwards, such as ‘“multicultural” issues, including “bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago’. Around the same time, he had tweeted: “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
West was slammed for his choice of endorsing Trump and, indirectly, supporting his policy. Comedienne and television personality Chelsea Handler, who didn’t particularly like West before this – she said about him: “[Kanye West] is a Kardashian now” – had some even harsher remarks about him after the meeting with Trump: “Kanye needs to get on his meds.” She might think he listened to her now, that he has cleaned his Twitter account from all mentions of Donald Trump
The “Fade” rapper, who was voted one of the “100 most influential people in the world in 2015” by Time magazine, did not offer a reason for his change of heart yet. But TMZ says it has to do with his dissatisfaction over the President’s performance the past couple of weeks, which includes the ban for the immigrants from the Muslim countries.