Talib Kweli Tells Kanye West to 'Come Back Home' After Pro-Trump Rant
During his Saint Pablo Tour stop in San Jose, California, Kanye West went on one of his infamous rants, which included the pro-Trump one-liner that shocked many of his concert attendees, resulting in boos and a slew of angry tweets from fans. Following the rant, Twitter was flooded with comments on West's remarks, including hip-hop veteran Talib Kweli, who decided to encourage Kanye amid all the criticism by telling the rapper to "come home."
"The ppl gonna ride w you til the wheels fall off for what you've given us," the Brooklyn MC wrote to Kanye on Twitter. "But only if u ride w the ppl. Come back home. Love."
During West's performance, he told the San Jose crowd, "If I voted, I would have voted on Trump," and later carried on his rant at another Saint Pablo stop in Sacramento, where he admitted he was "hurt" by Beyoncé's win over him at the MTV Video Music Awards, among an array of other topics.
Kweli continued to offer support to West, tweeting, "We love u. U r everything u say u are," before calling the Chicago native a "genius" and "icon".
Read Talib Kweli's tweets below:
@kanyewest feelings don't matter fam. Facts matter. Real niggas still got love for you. But our ppl dying out here. Never Trump.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 20, 2016
@kanyewest the same way you want Jay to reach out to you, u should reach out to real niggas. Cuz someone ain't keeping it real w u fam.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 20, 2016
@kanyewest the ppl gonna ride w you til the wheels fall off for what you've given us. But only if u ride w the ppl. Come back home. Love.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 20, 2016
@kanyewest we love u. u r everything u say u are. A genius, an icon. U added greatness to my life. But lifting Trump up kills us. Come home.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 20, 2016