The black community is basically mourning the loss of an artist they had considered an icon.
In case you missed all that happened yesterday: Kanye West finally attended the historic meeting with President Trump at the White House where he rambled about issues involving gun violence, Chicago, his love for the MAGA hat, his adoration of Trump, why he didn’t support Hilary Clinton, and more.
See the summary here.
The meeting stirred the black community, with African American artists expressing their disappointments with the man they had previously respected.
“This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen,” said rapper T.I. who defended West in the past.
He continued, “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!!!”
And many others spoke up, too.
See the posts below.
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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✊🏽
When Obama didn’t fuck wit you so you actin’ out. 😂 https://t.co/PiUeDmtKNh
— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) October 11, 2018
Never forget that the real reason Kanye is obsessed with Trump is because his fragile ego was so hurt by President Obama calling him a jackass…it is ALL about him! https://t.co/VeRKoHJW6s
— RosenbergTelevision (@Rosenbergradio) October 11, 2018
This is why what Kanye is doing is dangerous. He is putting us directly in the scope of vile racists like @not_reilly1 who say that black ppl who don’t support Trump are slaves on a plantation. Considering the actual history of chattel slavery, this is a VERY racist tweet. https://t.co/RyMT6vU9km
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) October 11, 2018