BY RYAN PFIEFFER
Kanye Omari West, more known simply as the rapper and music producer Kanye West, has always been one for the spotlight. Whether it be dropping platinum albums, winning Grammys, or even just being in public with trophy wife Kim Kardashian, he’s a well-known celebrity all around the world.
Headlines including his name isn’t uncommon, but the recent headlines that he has been involved with have been out of the ordinary for the Chicago artist. Supposedly, West has a lasting bromance with United States President Donald Trump, and everyone is curious how it came to be.
People have been questioning this relationship due to President Trump’s alleged racist comments towards many members of the African American and Hispanic community and West’s known medication uses over the past few months. West does not see either of these topics as a concern in general though.
West states, “it’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump? He’s racist.’ Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago.”
Some members of the community who express their faults and dislike toward President Trump blame West’s medication as a reason for his famous Twitter rant that took place last month, which the whole world saw West’s true political views.
Kim Kardashian, however, said that she does not feel the same way that her husband does on the topic, but she will support whatever her husband believes in. And let’s not forget that Kanye also mentioned before the 2016 election that he would run for president in 2020.
Is this all just a hoax to gain attention for his potential political campaign? Honestly, who knows!
Many celebrities have embraced their roles as role-models and have spoken up before about their distaste or their liking of a president. Former President Barack Obama was well-liked by a majority of music artists, athletes, actors, and other icons in the limelight. They had done interviews with him and every team that won a sports championship went to the White House to celebrate with President Obama.
Since Trump has been in office, however, this has totally changed. Most people believe it is because of the way Trump talks down on other races and his plans to get rid of immigrants. African Americans in the popular businesses are known to have a disinterest in trump, which causes racism to become a factor on both sides.
Trump has said some vulgar and inappropriate comments throughout his presidency regarding different ethnicities and religions, so this should come as no surprise that many people who he has targeted do not particularly like him.
From taking a knee, making songs about President Trump, or simply commenting on Instagram or Twitter posts expressing dislike, these examples are mostly driven home by many different members of the communities present within the United States.
Now, racism is totally unacceptable in this country and in the world in general. Everyone deserves to be treated the same way and people should have privileges that are beneficial to them all around them. Therefore this relationship is quite confusing to process.
Kanye West grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and Chicago is known as one of the deadliest and impoverished cities and has a large amount of African Americans and Hispanics living there. President Trump has linked their communities to a multitude of questionable comments recently, and people have taken it to heart.
The question on people’s minds is, “So, why would someone who grew up in a mostly Democratic city mostly ran by African Americans and Hispanics praise someone who has made racist remarks towards their community?
According to rapper T.I, who interviewed Kanye West, Kanye loves, “The ability to do what no one said you can do, to do the impossible.” He sees this in the President and he admires him for it. Trump also likes Kanye West a lot and they actually get along quite well together. In fact, President Trump invited West and some other members of his family and friends to the White House to visit. This is such a kind gesture for this lovely friendship that people are still unsure about.
Who would have thought that two people with such big egos could be so unselfish towards one another? Whatever their bromance is based on, it is making global headlines for their benefit. Could it all be a plan for a potential campaign in 2020 together, or is it simply just a friendly relationship that most people never would have guessed would prosper? To tell the truth, no one is quite sure and curiosity will remain embedded in this story for a long, long time.