In the comment Ebro seemed to imply that Beyoncé and Jay-Z no longer hang out with Kim Kardashian and Kanye because of Kanye's politics, which have been up for discussion again after Kanye tweeted an endorsement of Candace Owens, a conservative commentator.
Rap superstar Kanye West has been sending some interesting tweets lately, earning him new fans and garnering pushback from others in the music industry. "He just made the entire conservative twittersphere go something like this", the cartoonist said while titling his head to convey shock. Ebro accused Kanye of trying to stir the pot to gain publicity for his album and chided him for irresponsibly co-signing people with opinions that are "dangerous" to the well-being of Black people and the ongoing resistance movement.
"I can guarantee you, what you're seeing happening is victim mentality versus victor mentality!"
The essence of Owens's (and West's) message is that the obsessive focus on historical racism as the determining factor in the lives of American blacks today victimizes them by stripping them of individual agency. "[Kanye] said, 'I do love Donald Trump, '" Darden reported.
Juan Williams was the only one who didn't defend Owens, saying she's "someone who is taking money from the NRA for her Turning Point organization". At last count, he had tweeted fifteen times this Monday, including snippets of several videos by the "Dilbert" creator (and Trump supporter) Scott Adams. For another thing, West's old tweets were endearingly candid. When asked about the attacks on Fox News on Sunday, Owens said that the backlash is a common left-wing strategy.
While many websites and pundits were asking whether the artist has been "red pilled" (the term from "The Matrix" now synonymous with a life-altering epiphany), Mr. Adams says the repercussions are far more profound.
"I'm freaking out. @kanyewest.please take a meeting with me", Owens wrote. I don't know why people like being oppressed. Many fans considered the rapper "canceled" after the tweet, especially after Ye showed his support for Donald Trump at Trump Tower in 2016. "Multiple times through our conversation, he said, 'I just want to lead with love.' I said, 'You're a liar because the people you're aligning yourself with aren't leading with love'".