Hip-Hop Reacts to Kanye West’s Continued Support of President Donald Trump
Kanye West's continued support of President Donald Trump has a few of his peers calling him out. After delivering a pro-Trump speech while wearing a Make America Great Again hat during his Saturday Night Live appearance, artists such as Swizz Beatz, T.I., Meek Mill and Open Mike Eagle have made their feelings known about Yeezy.
On Instagram, Swizzy bashed Kanye for sporting the MAGA cap on SNL and revealed the two had discussed the hat less than 48 hours before he appeared on TV. "I just seen that SNL, Kanye," the producer said. "I hear you talking 'bout you getting bullied for the [MAGA] hat. It feel kinda funny, 'cause we were just talking about the hat less than 48 hours ago."
T.I. later reposted Swizz Beatz' Instagram video, adding a simple caption of his own. "Pretty much," the Dime Trap rapper wrote. Meek Mill also offered a short statement, calling the Make America Great Again phrase disrespectful.
But there was one rapper who was on 'Ye's side. After singer Lana Del Rey dragged Yeezy on IG, Azealia Banks called out the singer for "using a weakened target to 'pretend' to be an ally." Banks added, "I suggest you apologize to Kanye for trying to selectively make him complicit in 45’s abuse of women simple for agreeing with parts of his ideology while you frolic through society with other black male abusers."
During his pro-Trump speech which didn't air on SNL, Yeezy said, "So many times, I talk to a White person about this and they say, 'How could you like Trump, he's racist?' Well uh, if I was concerned about racism I would have moved out of America a long time ago."
Check out the reactions below.
Open Mike Eagle