He also shared multiple pictures on Twitter of an autographed Make America Great Again hat.
This was after tweeting his support for anti-Black Lives Matter commentator Candace Owens several days earlier.
Unfortunately despite Kanye West’s enthusiasm on sharing his s opinions on the social media platform, it seem not many fellow celebrities in the music industry shared his view and several responded to his tweets with criticism.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
In an interview with Hot 97, songstress Janelle Monaé responded to West’s comments by saying “I believe in free thinking, but I don’t believe in free thinking if it’s rooted in, or at the expense of the oppressed. If your free thinking is used as fuel by oppressors to continue to oppress black people, minorities, I think it’s bullshit and it’s not OK.”
This shit is outta control.. I’m DONE. https://t.co/fgMPPmmmik
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 25, 2018
John Legend also went tweeter talking about racism in the United States. He ended the tweet by writing “I love that great, brilliant artists have the power to imagine a better future. But artists can’t be blind to the truth.”
Other celebs made light of the situation. After West tweeted out several pictures of his mansion as proof that he is out of “the sunken place,” a reference to Jordan Peele’s horror movie, the filmmaker responded to the shoutout.
Make Kanye Black Again. https://t.co/wvKxbL2bjJ
— Smi (@smino) April 25, 2018