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Kanye West Doubles Down on Pres. Trump Support: 'He Is My Brother'

Kanye West continued his full-throated support for Pres. Trump on Wednesday morning (Apr. 25) with a tweet in which the "Power" rapper offered a colorful description of his ties to the embattled commander-in-chief. "You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him," said West, who famously made a pilgrimage to Trump Tower in December 2016 that raised eyebrows.

"We are both dragon energy. He is my brother," 'Ye doubled down. "I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals."

Update: West has since tweeted a clarification, courtesy of his wife Kim Kardashian West:

The tweets came less than a day after West parted ways with his manager of nearly three years, Scooter Braun, with no explanation for the split. After months of social media silence, West has recently ramped up his posts, tweeting out a series of pop culture philosophy musings that include, "do things you love and if you don't absolutely love something stop doing it as soon as you can" and, following the Trump tweet, "fear takes strategy   Unlearn linear thinking   Hit you with these zig zag thoughts."

On Monday (Apr. 23), West told Hot 97's Ebro Darden, "I do love Donald Trump" and Wednesday's initial Trump tweet was followed a minute later by one in which Kanye wrote, "If your friend jumps off the bridge you don't have to do the same. Ye being Ye is a fight for you to be you. For people in my life the idea of Trump is pretty much a 50 50 split but I don't tell a Hillary supporter not to support Hillary I love Hillary too."

In a Trump-like spree, West had tweeted more than 40 times by 1 p.m. Wednesday, with missives confirming he no longer has a manager, fired his lawyer (but has hired a CEO and CFO and two new lawyers), a reiteration that he is his generation's "Ford Hughes Jobs Disney" and the quip, "when we become president we have to change the name of the plane from Air Force one to Yeezy force one."

'Ye appears to be ramping up to a very busy summer, with plans for a long-awaited album, a collaborative effort with Kid Cudi, production on a new Nas album, as well as albums from Pusha T (May 25) and Teyana Taylor (June 22), both of which he's producing.


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