Kanye West paid the Oval Office a visit on Thursday (Oct. 11) to meet with President Trump after the passing of the Music Modernization Act. Following the signing, West discussed a series of topics during a 10-minute speech, including mental health, reforming the prison system, creating jobs in the U.S., the 13th Amendment and more.
West visibly showed his devotion to the President in their meeting, saying that the wearing of his “Make America Great Again” hat “makes him feel like Superman,” and that Trump is like a father to him.
The comments during his visit sparked outrage among celebrities and musicians, inspiring them to criticize West’s actions.
Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’& his antics… Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight) But now this shit is next level,futuristic Sambo,Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather… This is the most repulsive,disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen. Now I recall you asking me to come with you to have this meeting and I declined (naturally)… but bro… if ain’time I would’ve been in there wit you and you behaved that spinelessly in my presence,I feel that I’d be compelled to slap de’Fuq outta you bro For the People!!! You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level &I refuse to associate myself with something so vile,weak,& inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!! I’m a true believer in “It ain’t what you do,it’s how you do it.” And this shit is regurgitating–! At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you… now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you. To all the people who follow Ye musically,socially, or even personally….who are confused, heartbroken, infuriated…. Let me make this clear… THIS SHIT AINT COOL!!! THIS IS A MOVE YE MADE FOR YE!!! THIS IS A PLAY TO PUT HIM IN A POSITION HE’D LIKE TO SEE HIMSELF IN…WE ARE NOT ON HIS MIND AS HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS AND DECISIONS. Don’t follow this puppet. Because as long as I’ve lived I’ve learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world,if to do so he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr.West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor. All I can say is… I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop,I’m officially DONE!!!! —-Trump & His Lil Cookie Boy. #USorELSE?–
— Diddy (@Diddy) October 11, 2018
What a joke. Not gonna solve anything in Chicago or anywhere else with any of that attention seeking nonsense.
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) October 11, 2018
I’m not sure what “love” means as he’s using it here. And his support of Trump because Hillary didn’t make him feel strong is gross. pic.twitter.com/DOXZyq2gSa
— deray (@deray) October 11, 2018
You think this is funny. Ye is our brother watching him fall for the super far rights tactics is a loss for us. You gun toting idiot!! This is nothing to laugh at!!! https://t.co/fqTV7V2oxP
— CAPPADONNA (@Cappadonna) October 11, 2018
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— The Old Man (@oldmanebro) October 11, 2018
If this is where Kanye wants to be, then let him be there. Quit trying to explain Kanye to us. He’s doing a pretty good job of telling us who he is and where he wants to be. Hmmmm is this where the Kardashian’s stand also. Their time time might be up also. Just saying !!! pic.twitter.com/qWXbEn1jIh
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) October 11, 2018
Kanye West says he thinks of Trump as a father. Guess who doesn’t think of Kanye as a son?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 11, 2018