Kanye West sat down with President Donald Trump at the Oval Workplace on Thursday. In the course of the change, the rapper rattled off what many are calling “weird” statements about psychological well being, Chicago violence and racism that drew criticism from his friends.
West informed the controversial chief that carrying the “Make America Nice Once more” hat made him really feel like Superman. The hat has been a supply of controversy since Trump unveiled it whereas campaigning for workplace in 2016.
Earlier this month, a reporter was fired from an NBC station for carrying the embroidered purple cap to a rally, in accordance to Buzzfeed. In July, a combat erupted in a San Antonio bar after a teen was noticed within the cap.
The “Ye vs. The Individuals” rapper feels love can clear up these points, and he added that he views Trump as a “father determine.”
In the course of the assembly, the producer additionally hit again at Trump naysayers, saying:
“What I would like Saturday Evening Dwell and the liberals to enhance on is that if [Trump] doesn’t look good, then we don’t look good. That is our president.”
A number of distinguished figures reacted to the encounter on social media, together with life coach Iyanla Vanzant and rapper T.I. Many criticized the 41-year-old’s rant and assist of the president; others thought the assembly was insignificant compared to extra urgent issues.
Vanzant went on report to say West doesn’t communicate for members of her household. “I pray he doesn’t get choked on his superman cape,” she tweeted.
I would like to formally go on the report to say KANYE WEST does NOT SPEAK FOR ME or my son or my four grandsons or my nice grandson or my father who was refused VA advantages or grandmother who cleaned homes and scrubbed bogs. I pray he doesn’t get choked on his superman cape
— Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) October 11, 2018
T.I., who has change into extra vocal about social justice, stated the assembly was “probably the most repulsive, disgraceful,
Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of 1’s soul to achieve energy.”
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Now I’ve been extraordinarily affected person and made it a degree to not soar to any untimely conclusions about Ye’& his antics… Partially due to the teachings discovered from the result of different comparable conditions dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight) However now this shit is subsequent degree,futuristic Sambo,Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can collect… That is probably the most repulsive,disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of 1’s soul to achieve energy I’ve ever seen. Now I recall you asking me to include you to have this assembly and I declined (naturally)… however bro… if ain’time I might’ve been in there wit you and also you behaved that spinelessly in my presence,I really feel that I’d be compelled to slap de’Fuq outta you bro For the Individuals!!! You ass kissing and boot licking on a complete new degree &I refuse to affiliate myself with one thing so vile,weak,& thoughtless to the impact this has on the better good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!! I’m a real believer in “It ain’t what you do,it’s the way you do it.” And this shit is regurgitating🤮! At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you… now, I’m ashamed to have ever been related to you. To all of the individuals who observe Ye musically,socially, and even personally….who’re confused, heartbroken, infuriated…. Let me make this clear… THIS SHIT AINT COOL!!! THIS IS A MOVE YE MADE FOR YE!!! THIS IS A PLAY TO PUT HIM IN A POSITION HE’D LIKE TO SEE HIMSELF IN…WE ARE NOT ON HIS MIND AS HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS AND DECISIONS. Don’t observe this puppet. As a result of so long as I’ve lived I’ve discovered that it advantages a person nothing in any respect to achieve the world,if to accomplish that he should lose his soul. We simply noticed Mr.West’s Soul on public sale. For those who hear intently you possibly can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the ground. All I can say is… I’ve reached my limits. That is my cease,I’m formally DONE!!!! 🖕🏽Trump & His Lil Cookie Boy. #USorELSE✊🏽
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Comic Chelsea Handler slammed the dialog, tweeting, “Kanye West says he thinks of Trump as a father. Guess who doesn’t consider Kanye as a son?”
Kanye West says he thinks of Trump as a father. Guess who doesn’t consider Kanye as a son?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 11, 2018
Rap mogul 50 Cent shared a doctored picture of Trump as Superman carrying a MAGA hat-wearing West. “You make me really feel like Superman, Obama stated l was a fool f**ok these niggas lm wit you Grasp,” he captioned the picture.
The customarily-vocal ESPN anchor, Stephen A. Smith was left close to speechless concerning the assembly. “Not gonna go OFF…I’m simply unhappy,” he wrote on Twitter.
Watching @CNN, seeing Kanye on the White Home this afternoon was a few of the saddest stuff I’ve seen in fairly someday. Not gonna go OFF, although. I’m simply unhappy. I’ll go away it to y’all to state the plain as to why.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) October 11, 2018
See extra reactions to the occasion under:
As I maintain saying, shamelessness is a superpower and Ye has even better reserves of it than Trump.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 11, 2018
Kanye is within the White Home as a PR stunt however he’s the one who’s getting used. Trump’s getting fake legitimacy (he will get to inform white individuals, “How might anybody name me racist when Kanye West loves me?”) What does Kanye get to say? “I’m large enough to get a pointless go to w Trump?”
— Touré (@Toure) October 11, 2018
Kanye saying not having male vitality within the dwelling main to him discovering “energy” in carrying a #MAGA 👌🏻 is the best argument for black of us to keep collectively that I’ve ever heard.
Please do not LEAVE. Please NEVER, EVER go away. Make it work. PLEASE!
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 11, 2018
If that is the place Kanye needs to be, then let him be there. Stop attempting to clarify Kanye to us. He’s doing a fairly good job of telling us who he’s and the place he needs to be. Hmmmm is that this the place the Kardashian’s stand additionally. Their time time could be up additionally. Simply saying !!! pic.twitter.com/qWXbEn1jIh
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) October 11, 2018
“It will not be good for America, however it’s rattling good for CBS…Man, who would have anticipated the trip we’re all having proper now? … The cash’s rolling in and that is enjoyable” – Les Moonves on Trump, 2016 pic.twitter.com/MSfe6xjOur
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 11, 2018
at this level, kanye is decidedly uninteresting. there may be nothing compelling to focus on. i do not see how the world hasn’t gotten tired of this but.
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) October 12, 2018
hell on earth https://t.co/C9qccTbpYC
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) October 11, 2018