Kanye West is reportedly writing a book of philosophy entirely on Twitter, going on an off-putting rant this weekend that included the “Jesus Walks” rapper showing support to conservative activist and Black Lives Matter critic Candace Owens
I truly believe that @realDonaldTrump isn’t just the leader of the free world, but the savior of it as well.
May God bless America— the last stand for western civilization.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 17, 2018
I love the way Candace Owens thinks
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
I’m freaking out. @kanyewest ….please take a meeting with me. I tell every single person that everything that I have been inspired to do, was written in your music.
I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay. I need you to help wake up the black community. https://t.co/Uz1nB9K0Oz
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 21, 2018
Hot 97’s Ebro Darden later took to the airwaves to share a conversation he had with the Chicago native in which he called out the designer for supporting figures such as Owens, who work against the Black community’s best interest.
West allegedly responded, saying he supports Owens mainly because “she’s challenging conventional Black thought.” He also went on to say he loves Donald Trump, mentioning that the businessman was willing to have a meeting while former President Barack Obama wasn’t.
Hear the full breakdown from Hot 97 below.
West later called into the morning show, not to defend himself, but to simply tell the radio jock, “I love you,” several times, and that he’d prefer they speak in person before having a conversation on air.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.