Wednesday, October 31, 2018


It's hard to know (or care about) what rapper Kanye West might be thinking, but this new turn of events doesn't strike me as surprising at all:

Kanye West, an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, announced he is quitting politics after being 'used to spread messages I don't believe in' and denounced the president over his immigration policy.

The singer made the surprising declaration on Twitter on Tuesday.

'My eyes are now wide open and now realize I've been used to spread messages I don't believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!,' he wrote.

In an extended Twitter rant, he criticized Trump's immigration policy, denounced the 'blexit' movement, and thanked his family.

There's more if you read the article. But are we really surprised? As I've said in the past, Kanye is a shit-stirrer; he's more of a troll than someone seriously dedicated to any cause other than himself and, possibly, his wife and progeny.

Here's what I wrote back in April of this year:

I also think it's premature for a rightie like [Paul Joseph] Watson to lavish praise on someone as volatile and erratic as Kanye West. West's "George Bush doesn't care about black people" moment wasn't really that long ago (at least in my memory), and given that West deleted his positive tweets about his meeting with Donald Trump, there's a good chance he might not be entirely on board with the rightie agenda. I wouldn't be surprised if there were a honeymoon period between him and Candace Owens, followed soon after by a sudden rift once they realize they're really not on the same page. But who knows? I've been wrong before, and these days, I'm getting used to being wrong pretty much all the time.

Sure enough, Kanye is now denouncing, or at least distancing himself from, Candace Owens.

NB: my Kanye-related posts are here.

ADDENDUM: a liberal coworker (they're all lefties in my office) just told me that he'd read a theory that Kanye's pro-Trump behavior came about when he went off his anti-bipolar meds. Now that he's back on those meds, he's rediscovered his "sanity," so to speak, which is what has prompted the latest nonsense. One way or another, Kanye is not right in the head. Righties: you'd do well not to go to bat for this guy. You can't trust him. You're better off trusting someone rational and consistent, like Candace Owens.

1 comment:

  1. Candace Owens was trying to use Kanye. That's what turned him off.

    She has a checkered history and is largely an opportunist, in my opinion.



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