Kanye West Texts About Abraham Lincoln Being Republican With John Legend, Charlamagne Tha God & A Guy Named Steve
After hanging out with right-wing commentators Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk over the weekend, on Monday (April 30), Kanye West shared a text message on Twitter about what Republicans have done to help African-Americans throughout history.
West -- who has been stirring up daily drama on Twitter as of late -- agreed with his friend "Steve" during a conversation about former President Abraham Lincoln. Steve displayed strong support for Lincoln and explained how he "protected the slaves" all while being Republican. "Republicans were the ones who's helped black people," he said. "Democrats protected the rights of the slave owners in the south." Impressed by Steve's thoughts, West responded by saying, "I'm gonna tweet this."
Afterwards, West posted more text messages, including ones from John Legend and Charlamagne Tha God, as they both tried to shift his opinion on the matter. "Whoever sent you this is leading you wrong by giving you half truths because the Civil Rights Act Of 1964 was put into legislation by a Democratic President," wrote Charlamagne. "So to say Republicans helped black people but imply Democrats never have is stupid."
Legend concurred with Charlamagne and wrote to 'Ye: "Abraham Lincoln was indeed a Republican. They love bringing that up to deflect from the fact that now the Republicans have become the party of the Confederacy."
For the last two weeks, West has unabashedly shared his thoughts on being a "free thinker." Last week, he donned a Make America Great Again cap, which caused friction among his fans and supporters. Despite their disavowal, West hasn't wavered one bit and remains adamant on his beliefs. "I haven't done enough research on conservatives to call myself or be called one. I'm just refusing to be enslaved by monolithic thought," he tweeted out Friday (April 27).
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