Kanye West Is Apparently Anti-Trump Now
Published Feb 06, 2017Kanye West surprised fans and followers when he met with United States President Donald Trump last year, upon which they reportedly spoke about a range of "multicultural issues." Now, it appears the rap icon has rescinded his support.
TMZ reports that West, like many Americans, is unhappy with how Trump has performed through his first two weeks in office. The publication claims that the Trump administration's Muslim travel ban was among the actions that had West reconsider his support.
West has also scrubbed his Twitter account of all mentions of Trump. Following their meeting in December, West tweeted that he "wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues," including "bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing 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," West wrote at the time, in addition to tweeting "#2024," which brought his own run for the presidency into question
West first publicly through his support behind Trump through delivering a controversial speech at a "Saint Pablo Tour" show in San Jose. While he admitted to not voting in the U.S. election, West told the crowd that if he had, he would've voted for Trump. He was then hospitalized "for his own health and safety" in the days following the performance.
While West's tweets are gone, there's so far no word on what may have happened to the signed TIME cover.