In the new track the humbly titled “Ye vs. The People” Kanye West task over his support of Donald Trump.
Kanye has refused to back down. If anything, he has doubled efforts to defend his support for the controversial US President.
Defending his position, Kanye says he is ultimately “aligning with love”, but T.I. explains that his actions are selfish because of his huge impact on his fans and also that Trump’s political agenda stems more from hate than love.
West’s opening salvo in the track picks up the thread of the recent controversy: “I know Obama was Heaven sent, but ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be president,” West raps.
T.I. shoots back: “Fuck who you choose as your political party, you representing’ dudes just seem crude and cold-hearted, adding that West is emboldening.
“This s**t is stubborn, selfish, bullheaded, even for you.” he added”.
The White House praise West “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” Trump tweeted Wednesday.
West famously met with Trump in December 2016 at Trump Tower during the then-President-elect’s transition period. That encounter also generated intense backlash from West’s fans.
Alluding to a photo he posted of himself wearing Donald Trump’s famous Make America Great Again baseball cap, West raps: “Wearing the hat will show people that we are equal.”
“You gotta see the vantage point of the people,” spits back T.I. “What makes you feel equal makes them feel evil.”
Kanye refused to be swayed during the argument, so they ultimately could only agree to disagree.