Since Mr West reactivated his Twitter with his philosophical tweets the Twitterverse has been scratching their heads trying to figure out why he returned.
What initially had the Twitterverse up in arms was when Kanye tweeted that he "loves the way Candace Owens — who is a problematic black conservative and outspoken Donald Trump supporter — thinks".
I love the way Candace Owens thinks— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
Owens believes that Trump is a saviour, that the Black Lives Matter movement activists have a "victim mentality", and that black people are not oppressed.
The rapper's current political position is a far cry from the pro-black Kanye we experienced on NBC during a Hurricane Katrina relief telecast in 2006, where he said: "George Bush doesn't care about black people".
On Wednesday, Kanye really appeared to have fallen deep in the sunken place when he tweeted: "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. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought. (sic)
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. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Followed by a series of pro-Trump tweets, including him bragging about a signed MAGA red hat and posting a picture with him wear the hat.
my MAGA hat is signed 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/DrDHJybS8V— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
we got love pic.twitter.com/Edk0WGscp6— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Twitter was set on fire with many users explaining Kanye has had "problematic" political views prior to his relationship with reality star Kim Kardashian, and that people should refrain from blaming his wife for his views.
i used to be the one defending kanye AGAINST white supremacists and now white supremacists are defending kanye against ME pic.twitter.com/SDsOlWffji— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) April 25, 2018
I know we all miss the old Kanye but that nigga gone. He might as well be Florida Man now.— king crissle (@crissles) April 25, 2018
Me when Kanye West gets to the klan rally only to find out they don’t like him either and he looks at my Black ass for sympathy: https://t.co/BFtnEwCRPG— Shahem (@officialshahem) April 26, 2018
Kanye West is a grown man!! KIM KARDASHIAN IS NOT TO BLAME. My nigga been a dick all his life! Can we finally hold him accountable for his shit? Y’all have blamed Amber, his momma dying, alcohol, mental health and everything in between.— Imoteda (@Imoteda) April 26, 2018
Let me remind @kanyewest that the same Whites cheering him because he's insulting Pres. Obama are same who wanted to lynch your butt when you interrupted a White girl at Grammys and also when you attack Bush. Cheering you now because they can justify their racism through you.— Michael Hargrove (@MichaelHargrov1) April 26, 2018
As a debate ensued over the origin of Kanye's political stance, the KUWK star joined into the conversation, channelling Olivia Pope, as she tried to fix/explain her husband's tweets.
Kanye will never run in the race of popular opinion and we know that and that’s why I love him and respect him and in a few years when someone else says the same exact thing but they aren’t labeled the way he is and you will all praise them! Kanye is years ahead of his time— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2018
The situation only worsened when Kanye shared a picture of Trump thanking him for the support, which resulted in his sister-in-laws — Khloe, Kourtney and Kylie — unfollowing him on Twitter. A legion of other celebs, including Jaden Smith, Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, Lana del Rey, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna also unfollowed the star.
One of the few celebs who came to Kanye's defence was Chance the Rapper, who is set headline the Castle Lite Unlocks in Jozi this weekend, adding his two cents by saying: "Black people don't have to be democrats".
Black people don’t have to be democrats.— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 25, 2018
Meanwhile, some have speculated that Kanye's sudden social media activity is a publicity stunt ahead of the 'Gold Digger' rapper's upcoming multiple this June.