Kanye West stopped by Fader magazine’s offices on Thursday wearing a sweatshirt with Colin Kaepernick’s name written on it and a hat with President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) campaign slogan on it.
Andy Cohn, president and publisher of The Fader, posted a picture of West on Twitter.
— Andy Cohn (@andycohn) September 27, 2018
The interesting outfit choice months after West tweeted his support of Trump, who’s been critical of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality, calling him his “brother.”
“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,” he said in April in a series of Tweets, where he also wore a MAGA hat. “That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”
West also came out in support of Kaepernick following the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback being chosen by Nike for its 30th-anniversary ad campaign, according to TMZ.
“I stand for giving everyone a voice,” he said. “Adidas giving me a voice and Nike giving Colin voice on a big business level makes the world a more advanced place.”
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.