Here’s a Rundown of Kanye West’s Second Week Back on Twitter
Kanye West is still tweeting. Two weeks ago, Yeezy returned to social media and now it seems like he's here to stay. Maybe.
His first week back in the tweets was a memorable one. He dropped real-time excerpts from his upcoming book Break the Simulation, shared release dates for his upcoming album, a joint project with Kid Cudi and the new LP from Pusha T, and unveiled upcoming Yeezy gear prototypes.
'Ye kept his unfiltered thoughts rolling this week. In the last seven days, we've learned even more about the rapper's current mind state and more upcoming releases. But it's been his political views that have everyone talking. On Saturday (April 21), he raised eyebrows by cosigning right-wing media personality Candace Owens who was ecstatic about the plug.
"I’m freaking out. @kanyewest ....please take a meeting with me," she wrote in response. "I tell every single person that everything that I have been inspired to do, was written in your music. I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay. I need you to help wake up the black community."
He followed that up by admitting his love for President Trump, and later defending his love for President Trump, which drew even more side-eyes. But the Trump bromance didn't stop there.
'Ye has been all over the place, from unveiling exclusive details about Nas' upcoming album to teasing upcoming interviews to letting the world know he's cut ties with his manager, again.
XXL dives back into the tweets and brings you up to date on exactly WTF is going on in the mind of Mr. West.
'Ye kicked the week off with a bang on Saturday, sending the internet into a frenzy after cosigning right-wing media personality Candace Owens. "I like the way Candace Owens thinks," he tweeted.
Owens, who has made waves on the internet for her conservative ideologies and downplaying Black Lives Matter causes, was more than happy to get the shout out. "I need you to help wake up the black community," he responded.
It looks like Mr. West is teaming up with Tokyo-based artist Takashi Murakami once again. 'Ye teased some art inspired by Murakami, which may or may not be the cover art concept for his Kids See Ghosts project with Kid Cudi.
Kanye and Murakami previously worked together when the artist designed the Graduation cover and directed the video for "Good Morning."
Kanye is back in his bag as far as production is concerned. He revealed he produced beats on both Nas and Pusha T's forthcoming albums from the "sunken place"—a reference to last year's blockbuster film Get Out.
"I feel like im 18 year old again when I make beats for Nas," he posted.
Kanye's Yeezy sneakers are doing very well. But are they clocking more dollars that Jordan Brand? Yeezy thinks so. He claims he surpassed His Airness on the sneaker food chain.
Following a private conversation with Hot 97's Ebro Darden, in which Yeezy expressed his love for President Trump, West teased an upcoming interview with Charlamagne Tha God, saying it's one of the best interviews of all time.
Kanye teased new album releases last week and now he is dangling upcoming tracks in front of fans' faces, including collabs with Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert and A$AP Rocky.
After receiving backlash for his President Trump support, Kanye defended his stance, then backed off just a wee bit. No. 45 took notice and thanked West for his endorsement.
Kanye West and Kid Cudi's Kids See Ghosts project will come with a short film. It will be shot by director Dexter Navy, who has previous credits with A$AP Rocky, A Chal and more.
Yeezy stayed committed to his Trump bromance, posting a photo on Twitter of himself wearing a Trump campaign hat while posing with music execs Lyor Cohen and Lucian Grainge.
Kanye posted a screenshot of a brief text conversation he had with John Legend, in which the singer tried to make the super producer re-evaluate his stance about Trump. West wasn't trying to hear it.