Kanye West has at all times had a risky relationship with politics. In 2005, he declared that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” throughout a Hurricane Katrina telethon. His 2013 album Yeezus pulsed with revolutionary anger, taking goal on the DEA and privatized prisons and systemic racism. And now after two years of nonsensical Trump-supporting non-sequiturs (“All Blacks gotta be Democrats,” he raps on Ye vs the People, “We ain’t made it off the plantation”), he has grow to be a shocking benefactor to Black Lives Matter, allegedly at Kim Kardashian’s behest.
As anti-police brutality protests raged across the nation, Kanye West donated $2 million to the households of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor to cowl bills and authorized charges. To wit, West additionally established a university fund for George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna, and has given cash to a raft of black-owned companies in Chicago and across the nation.
“He was pained by the video of the murder of George Floyd and fully supports the peaceful protesting happening around the world,” a supply shut to West advised the New York Post. “He has always been a fierce advocate for black lives, racial equality and human rights. People confuse his support of the president to mean he supports his politics and ideology … it’s never about politics.”
As such, West’s obvious political face-turn means that his MAGA dalliance was however a ruse; West and Kim Kardashian have parlayed his chumminess with Trump to push for jail reform, a trigger which Kardashian champions. (For what it’s value, a consultant for Kardashian denies she had something to do with convincing West to assist Black Lives Matter, telling Page Six, “Kanye fully made the decision to donate and peacefully protest in Chicago on his own accord.”)
“Kanye actually gave me the boxes of [MAGA] hats,” rapper GLC stated on The Red Pill podcast in 2019. “[Kanye] said to me: ‘I’m never wearing these again. I’m just telling you that we got that amazing woman out of jail in Florida, right? We didn’t get to have that meeting until I put the hat on.’”
After years of wandering within the wilderness of his personal madness, West appears to have regained his footing, even when he appears content material to make VeggieTales-adjacent albums without end. But is his current beneficence proof that West has been launching a covert operation to enact constructive change from inside the rancid stomach of the Trump administration? Probably not.
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picture:Kim Kardashian talks to her husband Kanye West, doubtlessly about jail reform.FilmMagic,