- In a behind-the-scenes video for the making of his new single, “Ye vs. The People,” Kanye West explains his vocal support of President Trump in a conversation with rapper T.I., the song’s featured artist.
- In the video, West defends his decision to wear a “Make America Great Again” hat on social media, while T.I. presses West on the motivations underlying his support for Trump.
- “Me putting the hat on forces an evolution,” West says. “If I had not done what I felt, and I just thought, then it would have never happened. And when I wear that hat, it’s like a fight for equality.”
After sparking controversy and losing prominent Twitter followers for his vocal support of President Trump last week, Kanye West turned the public debate over his apparently fervent political stance into a new song, “Ye vs. The People.”
The track features rapper T.I. as “The People,” trading verses with West while questioning West’s motivations in wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in posts on social media, and questioning his expressed “love” for Trump.
In a new behind-the-scenes video of the track’s creation, West and rapper T.I. argue about West’s Twitter antics before recording the song.
At one point, West defends wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in after T.I. presses him on the subject.
“Me putting the hat on forces an evolution,” West says. “If I had not done what I felt, and I just thought, then it would have never happened. And when I wear that hat, it’s like a fight for equality. Like, ‘Oh, I can wear this hat too.'”
West later adds, “Half the s— Trump does, I don’t agree with,” to which T.I. counters: “What half do you agree with? Let’s get that out.”
“Just the ability to do what no one said you can do, to do the impossible, is the most inspiring thing to me,” West responds, describing Trump’s rise to the presidency.
Watch the video below:
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