Kanye West and two unnamed men. Picture: Twitter

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". 

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)

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.

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. 

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.

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".

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.