Kanye West put his love for Donald Trump on full display as he donned his MAGA hat while leaving his California studio not long after he traded adoring tweets with the president and blasted former president Barack Obama on Twitter.
West was spotted walking out of his Calabasas studio with a smoothie in one hand and his cell phone in the other.
Along with his MAGA hat, he sported a pair of dark shorts, sneakers and a t-shirt, accompanied by a light grey jacket as he chatted with his entourage.
His public appearance came shortly after he exchanged tweets with the president earlier on Wednesday.
The love affair between West and Trump intensified as the rapper showed off another MAGA hat that was signed by the president and took aim at Obama – despite Kim Kardashian’s attempts to step in.
Kanye West put his love for Donald Trump on display as he donned his MAGA hat while leaving his California studio not long after he traded adoring tweets with the president and blasted former president Barack Obama in epic Twitter rant
West was spotted walking out of his Calabasas studio with a smoothie in one hand and his cell phone in the other
Along with his MAGA hat, he sported a pair of dark shorts, sneaks and a t-shirt, accompanied by a light grey jacket as he chatted with his entourage
His public appearance came shortly after he exchanged tweets with the president earlier on Wednesday
West proclaimed that the mob ‘can’t make me not love’ Trump and praised the President’s ‘dragon energy’.
‘You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,’ he wrote.
‘We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals.’
He later revealed that his MAGA hat is signed by the President himself, posting a picture of the accessory, which itself prompted another reply from Trump which simply read: ‘MAGA!’
Trump later retweeted the message and wrote: ‘Thank you Kanye, very cool!’
Later on Wednesday evening, West turned his attention to former president Barack Obama, tweeting: ‘Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.’ However, he declared his respect for Hillary Clinton, writing ‘I love Hillary too’.
West once again declared his support for Trump, calling the president his ‘brother’ and saying they both share ‘dragon energy’. He tweeted this around 9.30am PST
In his next tweet posted just a minute after, Kanye wrote that he loved also Clinton and claimed that ‘Trump is pretty much a 50 50 split’ for the people in his life
West even tweeted a picture of himself in a Make America Great Again hat (pictured here with music mogul Lyor Cohen in center and an unidentified man)
Trump later retweeted the message on his page and wrote: ‘Thank you Kanye, very cool!’
Around 12.30pm PST West posted a picture of his MAGA hat to show that it had been signed by Trump himself
The president then tweeted the photo of the hat with ‘MAGA!’
This evening Kanye turned his attention to the former president, tweeting, ‘Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed’
He then retweeted a post in which President Trump was expressing his excitement about meeting Apple CEO Tim Cook with the caption, ‘Can’t wait to meet’
Kanye then retweeted a post in which President Trump was expressing his excitement about meeting Apple CEO Tim Cook with the caption, ‘Can’t wait to meet’.
Next he posted a photo of Trump and Cook speaking together and said ‘caption this photo’.
Seconds later he wrote: ‘2 of my favorite people’ before retweeting Trump’s ‘MAGA’ tweet again.
After that he posted messages which had apparently been sent by popular New York radio host Ebro Darden that seemed to discuss the rapper’s support for Trump.
‘159 employees to go,’ he wrote.
Darden yesterday claimed that rapper had previously battled an opioid addiction.
Eric Trump also got on the Kanye train, retweeting the same tweet his dad did and adding a few American flag emojis as well.
Less than an hour after he posted his original tweet, West revealed that his wife Kim Kardashian had called him about the Trump tweet.
‘My wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don’t agree with everything Trump does,’ he wrote.
‘I don’t agree 100% with anyone but myself.’
Next he posted a photo of Trump and Cook speaking together and said ‘caption this photo’
Seconds later he wrote: ‘2 of my favorite people’
After that he posted messages which had apparently been sent by Hot 97’s host Ebro Darden that seemed to discuss the rapper’s support for Trump
In December of 2016, he actually met with Trump but soon after deleted all his post about the President after he was hit with a wave of criticism
Kardashian took to her own Twitter account to defend West and said he was ‘years ahead of his time’.
‘Now when he spoke about Trump…Most people (including myself) have very different feelings & opinions about this,’ she began.
‘But this is HIS opinion. I believe in people being able to have their own opinions, even if really different from mine. He never said he agrees with his politics.’
In a separate tweet Kardashian reiterated that she loved and respected her husband.
‘Kanye will never run in the race of popular opinion and we know that and that’s why I love him and respect him,’ she said.
Less than an hour later at 10.30 PST, West tweeted that his wife Kim Kardashian had called him about the Trump tweet
Kardashian (pictured with West in a recent family photo) was a vocal supporter of Clinton during the 2016 presidential election campaign
But Kardashian later took to her own Twitter to defend her husband, tweeting around 12.30pm PST that her husband was ‘years ahead of his time’
She also hit back at the media, claiming reports of West having ‘mental health issues’ were ‘not fair’ and ‘actually scary’
Donald Trump Jr later tweeted his support following Kardashian’s defense of West, using the 2016 Clinton hashtag #ImWithHer
And he then retweeted a post from Chance The Rapper which read, ‘Black people don’t have to be democrats’
‘And in a few years when someone else says the same exact thing but they aren’t labeled the way he is and you will all praise them! Kanye is years ahead of his time.’
Kardashian also hit back at the media, which she said was trying to ‘demonize’ West.
‘Your commentary on Kanye being erratic & his tweets being disturbing is actually scary,’ she wrote. ‘So quick to label him as having mental health issues for just being himself when he has always been expressive is not fair.’
Donald Trump Jr jumped in to show his support for Kardashian, retweeting her defense of West and adding #ImWithHer – the hashtag originally used to show support for Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.
And he then retweeted a post from Chance The Rapper which read, ‘Black people don’t have to be democrats.’
Donald Jr wrote: ‘It’s always incredible to watch a cultural shift happen in real time. I respect those willing to take the lead breaking with convention. That takes guts… though there’s a better word for it.’
West’s public support for Trump even made its way into the discussion at the White House press briefing on Wednesday.
A reporter asked Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if Trump had reached out to West following the rapper’s recent praise.
‘I don’t know of any conversation that they’ve had over the last week or so, I’ll keep you posted if that changes,’ Sanders said, breaking into a smile.
‘I know they met during the transition, that’s the only meeting I’m aware of that’s taken place, or conversation.’
Ivanka Trump jumped on board to retweet Kanye with the hashtag #truth
Eric Trump also got on the Kanye train, retweeting the same tweet his dad did and adding a few American flags
At 1pm PST he tweeted a screen grab of Trump’s retweet – posted half an hour earlier – which he had seen from mediatkd, a Kanye West Twitter fan page
West, who made multiple references to becoming the ‘future president’ in his Wednesday tweets, also posted a picture of a poster for him to become president in 2024
At 1.30PST West posted a screengrab, which appears to be from his longtime collaborator Tracey Mills, texting him that they needed to talk about his Make America Great Again hat
West first revealed his support for Trump shortly after the November 2016 election, when he told a California concert audience he would have voted for the Republican.
‘I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? But if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted for Trump,’ he said.
‘We live in a racist country. That is a fact. This world is racist, OK? Let’s stop being distracted to focus on that as much.’
But in a separate tweet on Wednesday, Kanye wrote that he also loved Clinton, who Kardashian publicly supported in the 2016 presidential election.
‘If your friend jumps off the bridge you don’t have to do the same,’ he began. ‘Ye being Ye is a fight for you to be you.’
‘For people in my life the idea of Trump is pretty much a 50 50 split but I don’t tell a Hillary supporter not to support Hillary I love Hillary too.’
The rapper continued to discuss free thought, saying he loves when ‘people have their own ideas’.
‘You don’t have to be allowed anymore. Just be. Love who you want to love. That’s free thought,’ he wrote.
‘I’m not even political. I’m not a democrat or a republican.’
West (pictured outside an LA music studio on Tuesday) recently came under fire for tweets supporting far right-wing media personality Candace Owens
Around 9.30am PST West was discussing free thought, saying he loves when ‘people have their own ideas’
The rapper declared that he was ‘not scared anymore’ and ‘not scared of the media’ either
West declared that he was ‘not scared anymore’ and ‘not scared of the media’.
‘I’m not scared of the past and I’m optimistic about the future,’ he wrote. ‘This tweet is in love not fear.’
‘With love I am invincible,’ he continued in a separate tweet.
‘Truth is subjective but love is the most powerful force in the world and the world needs to express more of it.’
’No race religion region or political party can argue with the power of love,’ another tweet read.
West also began tweeting about love, saying it made him ‘invincible’ and that ‘no race religion region or political party can argue with the power of love’
West’s Wednesday afternoon tweets began with a proclamation that ‘traditional thinkers’ were locked in a ‘mental prison’.
‘Free thinkers don’t fear retaliation for your thoughts,’ he wrote. ‘The traditional thinkers are only using thoughts and words but they are in a mental prison.’
‘You are free. You’ve already won. Feel energized. Move in love not fear. Be afraid of nothing.’
West told his fans he was hitting them with his ‘zig zag thoughts’ and encouraged them to ‘unlearn linear thinking’, ‘decentralize’, and ‘burn that excel spread sheet’, phrases that were written in three separate tweets.
The tweets came just hours after West confirmed he had cut ties with his longtime manager Scooter Braun.
At one point during his stream-of-consciousness tweets, just before 8am PST, West shared a photo of eldest daughter North with a lady bug
The tweets came just hours after West confirmed he had cut ties with his longtime manager Scooter Braun at 7am PST
But six hours later West would tweet that he considered Braun to be a ‘genius’ and hoped his former manager would be part of a ‘new platform’ he was working on
‘I no longer have a manager, I can’t be managed,’ he tweeted on Wednesday morning.
‘I’m nobody’s client,’ a separate tweet read.
Braun confirmed the news on Twitter this week, writing: ‘A man’s loyalty is truly tested when he is willing to stand by someone who will never show that same respect.
‘Don’t show that same love and loyalty waiting for reciprocation .. do it because your integrity demands.’
Later in the day West said he wanted Braun to be part of a ‘new platform’ he was creating.
‘Scooter is a genius,’ he wrote. ‘He’s more than a manager so is Irving. We all need to sit together.’
West also revealed he got rid of his last lawyer ‘because he wouldn’t come to work full-time’.
‘I also asked my last manager to come work full time for Yeezy of course the last lawyer and manager said no,’ he explained, seemingly referring to Braun.
‘So now I hired a CEO and a CFO and i have two full time lawyers as of now.’
Around 8am PST West was proclaiming he was the ‘single highest paid person in footwear’ and said his fashion company Yeezy is the second ‘fastest growing company in history’
West then went on to declare himself ‘this generation’s Ford Hughes Jobs Disney’, referring to Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, Steve Jobs, and Walt Disney.
The rapper proclaimed he was the ‘single highest paid person in footwear’ and said his fashion company Yeezy is the second ‘fastest growing company in history’.
‘It is a unicorn on its way to becoming a decacorn,’ he wrote.
‘Yeezy will become the biggest apparel company in human history,’ West declared in another post.
West’s tweets then turned to the media, as he called out both TMZ founder Harvey Levin as well as People Magazine for recent stories about the rapper.
‘Harvey Levin of TMZ your hearing from your future president,’ he wrote. ‘Let’s be friends. Please never use the word erratic to describe a person who is economically and psychologically empowered.’
‘People magazine. Watch how you speak my name,’ another tweet read. ‘You would love a pair of Yeezys. Don’t play yourself.’
West tweeted pictures of his home half an hour later, asking his followers if it looked ‘like the sunken place’, which is a reference to the film Get Out
While Kardashian didn’t call her husband about sharing pictures of their home on social media, she did tweet that it was against a rule they had made as a couple
Get Out director and writer Jordan Peele later chimed in and joked the tweet had inspired him
The Harvey Levin tweet was one of two instances in which West referred to himself as the future president on Wednesday.
In a tweet that followed shortly afterwards, he proclaimed: ‘When we become president we have to change the name of the plane from Air Force one to Yeezy force one’.
West then tweeted a number of sales figures for his Yeezy brand, proclaiming ‘the Yeezy 700 is adidas most requested shoe’ and ‘the Yeezy 350s sell 400 thousand pair in four hours. Only thing close to this is the iPhone’.
The rapper also tweeted a picture of eldest daughter North with a lady bug as well as pictures of his home, writing: ‘do this look like the sunken place’, a reference to the recent hit film Get Out.
Around 7.45am PST West’s tweets turned to the media, as he called out both TMZ founder Harvey Levin and People magazine for recent stories about the rapper
He also tweeted more pictures of his home, despite Kardashian’s protests, and said he left his emojis ‘Bart Simpson color’
As his stream-of-consciousness tweets continued, West revealed he leaves his emojis ‘Bart Simpson color’, that he’d turn the ‘Grammys into the Yammys’, and that he was ‘nice at ping pong’.
‘I’m used to the heat of independent thoughts,’ he wrote at one point.
West also revealed that he had songs coming out with A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott and Lil Uzi.
In one tweet he wrote: ‘Trav we gotta drop the track with me you and Uzi this week bro. Let’s goooooooooooooooooooooooo’.
‘Rocky we gotta release our songs ASAP,’ he said in another.
‘I’m 40 years old and I’m just now becoming my parents child,’ another tweet read.
West’s latest Twitter tirade comes just a day after Ebro Darden claimed that rapper had previously battled an opioid addiction.
West’s latest Twitter tirade comes just a day after NY radio host Ebro Darden claimed that rapper had previously battled an opioid addiction before canceling his tour in 2016. The rapper is pictured here with Kardashian two months before his tour was canceled
Sources have claimed that West (pictured in 2015) does not have an opioid addiction but that he does have an acute mental illness and that those close to him are concerned
Darden took to his show Ebro In The Morning on HOT 97.1 in New York City on Monday to share the details of an alleged private conversation between him and West.
He claimed West told him: ‘Nobody really showed love for me when I was addicted to opioids and in the hospital.’
It had been thought that the time that West had suffered from exhaustion weeks after his wife Kim Kardashian was robbed of millions in jewelry in Paris.
West famously cancelled his Saint Pablo concert at the The Forum in Inglewood, California on November 20, 2016 before cancelling the rest of the tour the following day.
During the same show, Darden claimed West said ‘I love Donald Trump’ and complained he ‘couldn’t get anything done’ when Barack Obama was president.
‘I reached out to Obama for years and couldn’t get anything done, but Trump gave me a meeting,’ Darden claimed West said during their private conversation.
Sources denied Daren’s claims that West had an addiction and told The Blast on Monday that he had actually been in the hospital for suffering extreme paranoia after not sleeping for over 48 hours.
In the same report, sources close to the rapper claimed that people in his ‘inner circle’ are concerned with his mental health.
They also claimed West has an acute mental illness which was even used as his defense in the lawsuit against Lloyds Of London over insurance money when it came to his canceled tour at the end of 2016.
A day after Daren talked about an alleged discussion between the two, Kanye phoned into Ebro In The Morning on New York’s Hot 97.1 radio station on Tuesday
One source told the publication: ‘We are all worried about his current mental health.’
They said a recent outburst by West at the studio had many worried as he shouted that he didn’t need ‘titles’ and that he could handle his career ‘all by himself’.
After saying all business would be ‘handled in-house’ it is claimed that West finished the outburst by saying ‘Yeezy is the new Apple’.
Kanye has had many buzzing since his return to Twitter last week but an insider for the publication said that his comments ‘aren’t making a lot of sense’ to his team.
It was believed that his social media flood were just to promote his upcoming albums, however, the site report that friends and family believe that he may be ‘spiraling into a dark place.’
A day after Darden claimed West had an opioid addiction, the rapper called into his show on Tuesday.
Rumors have also swirled that West’s recent Twitter outbursts have caused him to have ‘huge blow-ups’ with Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner (pictured together in 2015)
And one source claimed that, during a recent outburst in the studio, West shouted that he didn’t need ‘titles’ and that he could handle his career ‘all by himself’
But whenever Darden tried to ask him any questions, West would simply reply ‘I love you’ before breaking out into Stevie Wonder’s song I Just Called To Say I Love You.
West then told the radio host: ‘Meet me up in person and then we can talk afterwards but I just called to say I love you’.
Rumors have also swirled that West’s recent Twitter outbursts have caused him to have ‘huge blow-ups’ with Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner.
A source told People that Jenner has been upset with how ‘erratic’ West is acting and that she’s concerned about ‘her daughter’s brand’.
‘Everyone is really, really worried,’ the source added.
A source said that West has been ‘eccentric and erratic’ and that he ‘genuinely believes he’s God and a genius’, while another claimed he’s ‘all over the place’.
But another source close to the rapper said he’s just ‘being Kanye’ and that he likes to ‘stir the pot’.
‘He’s willing to take risks with his public persona,’ they said. ‘He doesn’t take it as serious as the internet takes it.’