Kanye West has made a triumphant return to Twitter, turning to the platform as an outlet to write his philosophy book in real-time, announcing G.O.O.D. Music projects and sharing various sneak peaks of what he's working on.
However, after breaking his lengthy hiatus, fans are remembering how not all of Ye's opinions are favorable truths to swallow. Early Saturday afternoon, the rapper and fashion entrepreneur threw a bold statement out there while casually posting a small series of tweets, writing, "I love the way Candace Owens thinks."
For those unfamiliar, Candace Owens is a controversial conservative personality who recently went viral for her clip of absolutely diminishing the Black Lives Matter movement in front of a group of protestors. She also has referred to President Trump as not "just the leader of the free world but the savior of it as well," using her platform and YouTube channel "Red Pill Black" to promote Black conservatism.
Naturally, fans of West had a hard time processing such a co-sign, which doubles as a stark reminder that West's shifted political views feel like a surreal contrast to a man who once made headlines for stating on national television that George Bush "doesn't care about Black people."
Following the tweet, Owens asked for a meeting with 'Ye, adding, "I need you to help wake up the black community."
Take a look at how fans are reacting to Kanye West's recent tweet supporting the far-right personality, below.
I love the way Candace Owens thinks— ye (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
I’m freaking out. @kanyewest ....please take a meeting with me. I tell every single person that everything that I have been inspired to do, was written in your music.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 21, 2018
I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay. I need you to help wake up the black community. https://t.co/Uz1nB9K0Oz
Candace Owens has proven to be anti-Black, anti-LGBTQ and fact-hating.— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) April 21, 2018
(Honestly, there are so many more descriptors.)
For Kanye to align himself with her is messy and dangerous.
Bruh. This is so disturbing. This says more about you than her.— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) April 21, 2018
For those that don’t know Candace Owens thinks Donald Trump is a savior. https://t.co/QH1L1gj4Wi
As I've said many times before, if I had no dignity I would be a very rich man by now. Candace Owens is making money off of denigrating black folks for her mostly white audience. Same as that Noir guy, same as Stacey Dash, same as Allen West etc. https://t.co/ljA5kgvcS1— Herb Lawrence (@Ecnerwal23) April 21, 2018
The easiest way for a black person to achieve success is by attacking the majority of other black people. It's a lazy approach to commentary that requires no serious thought or understanding of the impact of 400 years of systemic social, cultural and political oppression. https://t.co/PsEKxoIzus— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 21, 2018
1. It appears @KanyeWest & @RealCandaceO believe that the #BlackLivesMatter Movement is not based on the facts of racism, but a peculiar need to focus on the past, and, in their words "whine & get attention."— Shaun King (@shaunking) April 21, 2018
What follows is a fact based THREAD on #WhyWeSayBlackLivesMatter
"I love the way Candace Owens thinks."— Bill Madden (@activist360) April 21, 2018
At the time, few people understood how prescient Obama was when he referred to Kanye West as a "jackass".
Kanye West is the black Donald Trump. https://t.co/IAdYrJPGXE
Alright so Kanye West not only endorsed Trump, but he just publicly endorsed Candace Owens’ thinking. This woman is anti-black, anti-reform, conservative and anti-LGBT . What y’all gotta say now? What else does he have to do Kanye stans?? I’ll wait pic.twitter.com/HhK8mvACLs— A. ❣️ (@AT_Tunechi) April 21, 2018