- Kanye West got Twitter heated after wearing a Colin Kaepernick sweatshirt, and a “Make America Great Again” hat at his new album preview on Thursday.
- People said the combination didn’t make sense, was disrespectful, and an oxymoron.
- Trump had slammed Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem and West has come out in support of Trump.
- Here are Twitter’s best reactions.
Kanye West turned up at a preview for his new album “Yandhi” on Thursday wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap and a Colin Kaepernick top – and the clash of seemingly incompatible ideologies convinced much of Twitter that West has lost his mind.
Trump slammed Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem, said players who do should be fired, and called him “a son of a b—-.”
Kaepernick has directly criticised Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan by saying “America has never been great for people of colour.”
West has come out in support of Trump in the past and defended his decision in an interview with The New York Times.
West was filmed at The Fader music offices playing new songs from his unreleased album dropping on Saturday, Variety reported.
Twitter was not happy, and very, very confused.
ESPN reporter Jordan Zirm tweeted: “Really looking forward to never listening to another Kanye album again.”
SJ Peace called West: “an Example of an Oxymoron.”
Others were just in disbelief:
Ben Roazen said:
Marlow Stern said:
Ben Schwartz tweeted:
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