West met with US President Donald Trump on Thursday for lunch and he didn’t disappoint, giving the Twitterati reason to come at him.
Among some of the bizarre comments the rapper made was that he didn’t vote for Hilary Clinton because he couldn’t identify with her campaign, but one thing that he could identify with was Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) and the red cap that somehow gives him super-powers.
“This hat gives me power in a way,” West said.
“There was something about when I put that hat on, I feel like Superman.”
Speaking to Trump, he said: “You made us Superman, that’s my favourite superhero and you made a Superman cape for me.”
West responded to his critics who slammed him for supporting Trump, who has been accused of being a racist, saying: “A liberal would try to control a black person through the concept of racism because we know we’re very proud. So when I said I like Trump to like someone as liberal, they’ll say: ‘Oh, but he’s a racist.’ You think a racism can control me? Oh, that don’t stop me, that’s an invisible wall.”
Here are some choice reactions to West’s rant that caught the world’s attention.
TONIGHT: There was a ranting lunatic in the Oval Office today, and he had to sit quietly as Kanye West did this: pic.twitter.com/1eCaLWP8cS
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 12, 2018
I want to officially go on the record to say KANYE WEST does NOT SPEAK FOR ME or my son or my 4 grandsons or my great grandson or my father who was refused VA benefits or grandmother who cleaned houses and scrubbed toilets. I pray he does not get choked on his superman cape
— Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) October 11, 2018
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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✊
No kidding! Kanye’s being treated like an exhibition at Trump’s circus. Kanye is not relevant currently on the Hip Hop scene. I’m sure he misses the crowds & adulation from being a successful music artist. Now, he’s just being exploited. SAD!
— GiaBella (@Bella2Gia) October 11, 2018
I feel like because Jay Z and Beyonce were close with President Obama and held fundraisers for him and the DNC, Kim and Kanye were jealous. They want to be a power couple so bad, smh
— Mimi Jean (@mimiestsage) October 11, 2018