However, in an interview with David Letterman, the famous rapper goes off once again about those who disagree with his politics, basically labeling Liberals as bitter motherf-ckers.
West, of course, is an unabashed Donald Trump supporter.
He loves to wear his Make America Great Again and he held court in the Oval Office several months ago.
Kanye has come under fire for these beliefs from critics who think President Trump is a narcissistic, dumb racist — and he’s very annoyed about it!
“This is like my thing with Trump — we don’t have to feel the same way, but we have the right to feel what we feel,” West tells Letterman in a chat that will debut on Netflix on May 31.
He goes on to say that rocking a “Make America Great Again” hat is “not about politics,” but rather an attempt to break the stigma around showing support for Trump.
There’s an odd hill to wanna die on, right?
In the discussion, Letterman brings up the Republican-led voter suppression efforts during the recent midterm elections.
“So if I see a person that I admire talking about Donald Trump can think whatever he does,” he says, “I wonder if those thoughts, indirectly, aren’t hurting people who are already being hurt.”
In other words: Donald Trump’s policies are having a harmful effect on African-Americans.
Doesn’t Kanye realize that his support is therefore contributing to this pain and suffering?
West ignores this question and replies that Trump voters are “treated like enemies of America because that’s what they felt.”
After Letterman makes a case that Trump actually is not helping those who vote for him, that it’s just one giant con perpetrated by the President, West shoots back:
“Have you ever been beat up in your high school for wearing the wrong hat?”
Simply put, he adds:
“Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters!”
It really is pretty sad.
All those Trump supporters want to do is deport foreigners, take away the rights of LGBTQ members and cheer on corruption at the highest level in peace.
Give them a break, Liberals! Leave them alone!
Elsewhere, Kanye brings up his issues with Drake at one point, although he refuses to mention the artist by name.
We had a little beef last year,” West tells the comedian.
“He has this line that I love that says, ‘I told my story and made history’ – like made his story and made history. That’s what we do, we tell our story and then people relate to that story.”
Continues Kanye, sort of on this topic:
“I have a friend who told me that my power is my influence. And I said my power is my ability to not be influenced.”
We’re not totally sure what Kanye is talking about here, either.
But check out excerpts from the interview below:
Kehlani, Tinashe criticise Lana Del Rey for posting protester footage
Lana Del Rey has found herself in hot water (again) after posting footage of protesters in Los Angeles without blurring or covering their faces to protect their identity.
Earlier this weekend (May 31), Del Rey took to the streets of LA to join one of the many protests happening around the world in support of #BlackLivesMatter. The protests are seeking justice for George Floyd and the many other African American victims of police brutality.
In a since-deleted video posted to Instagram, she allegedly shared footage of protesters and people looting. Del Rey allegedly zoomed in on the protesters, leaving their identities exposed.
“.@LanaDelRey please remove your instagram post it’s dangerous as f–k and a very poor choice of moments to post,” Kehlani wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
“by all means protest, but DO NOT endanger people with your very massive platform. oh and turn your f–kin comments on man.”
Tinashe also took to Twitter, writing, “@LanaDelRey why the fuck are you posting people looting stores on your page literally WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM.”
She then thanked Lana for reportedly deleting the video.
@LanaDelRey thank you for removing your post!!!!!!!!!!!
— TINASHE (@Tinashe) May 31, 2020
However, Kehlani later said that Lana allegedly re-posted a version of the offending video in which protestors’ faces were still visible.
“i was told the post was deleted and that was my point so i deleted the tweet but i guess it’s not deleted it’s just reposted?” Kehlani wrote.
“leaving it up on my story but hopefully if she gets enough dm’s she will take it completely down.”
i was told the post was deleted and that was my point so i deleted the tweet but i guess it’s not deleted it’s just reposted ? leaving it up on my story but hopefully if she gets enough dm’s she will take it completely down.
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 31, 2020
Lana Del Rey faced huge backlash last month following a post in which she called out several Black female artists and hit back at claims she was “glamorizing abuse”.
“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating, etc,” she wrote, “can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money – or whatever i want – without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorising abuse???????”
Following criticism, Del Rey doubled down on her message, saying that she’s “not the enemy” and “definitely not racist.”
In another Instagram post, she announced that her new album is titled ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ and will be out September 5.
Halsey hit by rubber bullet at George Floyd protest
Halsey has released a series of posts detailing her experience with police at the Los Angeles George Floyd protest, including an injury she received from being hit with a rubber bullet.
The singer attended the Black Lives Matter rally with Yungblud on Saturday (May 30). She livestreamed parts of the protest, including encounters with police. Yesterday, she took to social media to clarify she was not arrested and is safe, but many others aren’t.
I WAS NOT ARRESTED.
Im safe. There were ppl I had to get to safety as many of them have VISAs. Myself + many of my peers were shot, gassed + antagonized. The frontline was calm + did not provoke
BUT MANY ARE NOT SAFE + MANY ARE IN CUSTODY
DONATE TO BAIL ORGS!!!
I AM CURRENTLY
— h (@halsey) May 31, 2020
“[The police] fired rubber bullets at us. We did not breach the line. Hands were up. Unmoving. And they gassed and fired,” Halsey posted with photos of the altercation.
fired rubber bullets at us. we did not breach the line. hands were up. unmoving. and they gassed and fired. pic.twitter.com/K8YauF0APn
— h (@halsey) May 31, 2020
“This hit me through layers of fabric and for that, I am extremely privileged. At close range it would have caused serious injury,” she wrote on a recent, since-expired Instagram story, cited by Stereogum.
“They were fired at peoples’ faces during peaceful moments of the demonstration. If you’re a follower of mine who ‘stays out of it’ but you’re mad I have a little bruise for doing nothing unlawful, then consider you ARE on our side. Because the reality of what happens to black folks everyday is worse than my bruise. So get involved. Sign. Donate. Share links. Do something.”
Halsey has compiled a list of organisations that support the Black Lives Matter movement, and is encouraging fans to donate within their means. On the day of posting (May 29) she stated her “initial contributions” are USD$100,000.
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On Thursday (May 28), Halsey made a passionate Instagram post with a photo of George Floyd and links to both protest his death to state government and a memorial Go Fund Me page. In the caption she said, “if you have family and friends privileged enough to ‘stay away from this kind of news’ then take that fucking privilege away.”
A Twitter thread from the same day saw the singer calling out celebrities for “choosing to be silent” because “a brand is more important and they want to keep pocketing the money of racists.”
There are no “contracts” keeping celebs on American soil from speaking up about this. They are just choosing not to because a brand is more important and they want to keep pocketing the money of racists. Fuck all of em. Idc.
— h (@halsey) May 28, 2020
Halsey is continuing to protest. This morning (June 1), she tweeted: “Santa Monica I’m here I have medical supplies lots of it. They are masking.”
Minnesota Governor says JAY-Z called him seeking justice for Floyd
Minnesota Governor, Tim Walz, says that JAY-Z called him over the weekend (May 30) to demand justice for George Floyd. In a press conference, Walz revealed that the acclaimed rapper phoned him “stressing to me that justice needs to be served”.
“It was so incredibly human,” Walz said of his call with JAY-Z.
The Governor said that JAY-Z called him not as a performer, but as a father.
“It was a dad – and I think quite honestly a black man whose visceral pain of this that he knew. His words summarised that justice needs to be served here.”
“He said he feels the compassion and the humanity of these folks who are speaking,” Walz said.
“He knows the world is watching, and how Minnesota handles this is going to have an impact across the country. It’s a positive sign that someone of stature, that has a presence like that, is focused in the moment of what Minnesotans are focused on.”
Derek Chauvin, the officer alleged to have been responsible for Floyd’s death on May 25, has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. If convicted, he could face up to 25 years in prison.
Three other officers, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, have also been identified as involved in Floyd’s death. All four have now been fired, with Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman, revealing that more charges could follow.
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