Back in December, Kanye West met with Donald Trump, at Trump Tower in New York City. The internet exploded.
This meeting came shortly after Kanye’s cancellation of his ‘Saint Pablo‘ tour which he had ended with a range of erratic rants, one of which included him telling his audience he “would have” voted for Trump.
So, when he rocked up at Trump Tower and met with the then-President-Elect, everyone panicked: Was Kanye playing the Inauguration? Were they discussing Kanye‘s previously-stated campaign for 2020? OH GOD IS KANYE GOING TO BE GIVEN A CABINET POSITION?!
None of these were true, however – Yeezy later tweeted saying he met with the President to “discuss multicultural issues”.
“I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues.These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernising curriculums, and violence in Chicago.I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.#2024″
Now, those tweets have disappeared from his account, and TMZ is reporting that sources close to Kanye say he is totally done with Donald Trump after watching his first two weeks of presidency.
They’re reporting that the decision to remove the tweets was Kanye‘s idea, and that the Muslim ban and other actions has caused Kanye to completely lose faith in the President.
It’s a pretty fair decision really: Kanye clearly thought he could have some influence on Trump for issues regarding multiculturalism and PoC – in particular, the growing unrest and gun violence in Chicago, Kanye‘s hometown – but looking at Trump’s trigger-happy nature with the unconstitutional Executive Orders, this is very obviously not the case.
Poor Ye. Guess he’ll just have to wait for #Kanye2024.
Or maybe he’ll go back to his OG plan of #Kanye2020 now? Considering he ain’t happy with Trump, he surely won’t mind trying to nick his second term.
Source: TMZ / Twitter.
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