Twitter Confirms That Kanye West Did Not Lose Millions of Followers After Pro-Trump Tweets
Many Kanye West fans on Twitter were outraged over the hip hop mogul's pro-Trump thread Wednesday (April 25), so much so that it seemed like he lost a chunk of followers from the debate.
The rapper called the President his "brother," both exuding "dragon energy." Fans were quick to point out Trump's white supremacist tendencies and express disappointment in West for supporting racism as a black man.
You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
A few Twitter users soon noticed that West's following immediately dropped from 27.8 million to 18.6 million, just minutes after tweeting a photo of himself in a "Make America Great Again" hat.
kanye west just lost 9.2M followers in 7 mins for posting a photo of him wearing trump hat -- pic.twitter.com/9RaKibed3v— paul ✨ (@notearsviolet) April 25, 2018
However, a Twitter spokesperson has since rebutted the information, noting in a statement that West still has 27 million followers: "We can confirm that Kanye's follower count is currently at approximately 27M followers. Any fluctuation that people might be seeing is an inconsistency and should be resolved soon."