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Kanye West fans slam ‘publicity stunt’ ahead of album release

Kanye West released new music on Friday after a series of bizarre tweets this week.

And fans of the rapper took to social media to call out the tirade – including aligning himself with President Donald Trump – as a ‘publicity stunt’ to boost album sales.

‘Kanye dropping a song literally the day after the publicity stunt sh*tshow. Be more obvious sir,’ wrote a follower on Twitter.

Bakclash: Kanye West released new music on Friday after a bizarre Twitter tirade and and fans took to social media to call out the tirade as a ‘publicity stunt’ to boost album sales.

Another person wrote: ‘Wowwwwww, so yea this was just a publicity stunt #YeVsThePeople…Chance was in on it, “black people don’t gotta be democrats” is a line in the song.’

The tweet refers to Chance The Rapper chiming in during the Twitter tirade defending Kanye’s Republican slant by tweeting: ‘black people don’t gotta be democrats.’

And Kanye’s new track Ye vs. The People – released after Chance’s tweet – has the rapper waxing: ‘See that’s the problem with this damn nation. All blacks gotta be Democrats.’

‘When you think about it Kanye always had a publicity stunt when he drops an album since [My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy]. MBDTF: The VMAs Yeezus: He was all angry and anti corporate Life of Pablo: Twitter rants with Wiz and Amber plus album name changes This one is MAGA,’ tweeted another concerned fan.

Clap back: 'Kanye dropping a song literally the day after the publicity stunt sh*tshow. Be more obvious sir,' wrote a follower on Twitter

Clap back: ‘Kanye dropping a song literally the day after the publicity stunt sh*tshow. Be more obvious sir,’ wrote a follower on Twitter

Woke fans: Another person wrote: 'Wowwwwww, so yea this was just a publicity stunt #YeVsThePeople…Chance was in on it, "black people don’t gotta be democrats" is a line in the song.'

Woke fans: Another person wrote: ‘Wowwwwww, so yea this was just a publicity stunt #YeVsThePeople…Chance was in on it, “black people don’t gotta be democrats” is a line in the song.’

Kanye has been known to cause controversy leading up to the release of his new music in the past.

In 2009 – before the release of his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – the rapper jumped on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards and stole the microphone from Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech.

Kanye took down his album Yeezy from iTunes in 2013 over his ‘dislike’ of the  corporate culture.

And in 2016, Kanye mocked rapper Wiz Khalifa in more than 25 tweets after Kanye thought Wiz insulted his wife Kim Kardashian.

Angry Yeezy: 'When you think about it Kanye always had a publicity stunt when he drops an album since [My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy]. MBDTF: The VMAs Yeezus: He was all angry and anti corporate Life of Pablo: Twitter rants with Wiz and Amber plus album name changes This one is MAGA,' tweeted another concerned fan

Angry Yeezy: ‘When you think about it Kanye always had a publicity stunt when he drops an album since [My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy]. MBDTF: The VMAs Yeezus: He was all angry and anti corporate Life of Pablo: Twitter rants with Wiz and Amber plus album name changes This one is MAGA,’ tweeted another concerned fan

Which happened ahead of his The Life Of Pablo album release.  

Meanwhile, the 40-year-old hinted earlier on Twitter that he might unveil the new music in response to criticism he has received for his newly re-found love for President Trump.  

‘I’m going to drop a song with a verse that will bring Ebro the closure he’s been seeking,’ he forewarned, boating ‘The bars’ were no fewer than 35 flame emojis.

Heads up: The 40-year-old hinted earlier on Twitter that he might unveil the new music in response to criticism he has received for his newly re-found love for President Trump.

Heads up: The 40-year-old hinted earlier on Twitter that he might unveil the new music in response to criticism he has received for his newly re-found love for President Trump.

The Ebro he was referring to was New York’s Hot 97 host Ebro Darden, who had earlier accused Kanye of being ‘out of touch’.

‘A lot of people are not happy that he’s playing around with things that are very dangerous for the sake of promoting his own agenda,’ Darden told ABC Radio’s podcast Start Here, ‘which is his album, and himself, and potentially his own political aspiration.’

On Tuesday, Kanye had called into Darden’s radio show to repeatedly tell him he loved him, even singing Stevie Wonder’s I Just Called To Say I Love You.

After Kanye released the song, Ebro himself tweeted, ‘We already knew you was #TrollYeWest.’ 

The Gold Digger hitmaker, who is no stranger to controversy, burst back onto the trending lists again last week when he suddenly professed his support of Donald Trump in a series of bizarre typically tweets, after a long social media hiatus.

Responding: After Kanye released the song, Ebro tweeted, 'We already knew you was #TrollYeWest'

Responding: After Kanye released the song, Ebro tweeted, ‘We already knew you was #TrollYeWest’

Coincidentally he had announced a new book and two new albums on Twitter just days beforehand.  

Despite insisting he is not partisan or even political, Kanye has previously met with the President and has recently been proudly showing off his Make America Great Again baseball cap.

Trump publicly thanked Kanye for his support on Friday: ‘Kanye West has performed a great service to the Black Community – Big things are happening and eyes are being opened for the first time in Decades – Legacy Stuff!’ he tweeted.

Make Twitter great again: The Gold Digger hitmaker, who is no stranger to controversy, burst back onto the trending lists again last week when he suddenly professed his support of Donald Trump in a series of bizarre typically tweets, after a long social media hiatus 

Make Twitter great again: The Gold Digger hitmaker, who is no stranger to controversy, burst back onto the trending lists again last week when he suddenly professed his support of Donald Trump in a series of bizarre typically tweets, after a long social media hiatus 



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