Lyor Cohen Speaks About That Suspect Picture He Took With Kanye West

Glen Norman
April 27, 2018

Whether you believe he's drumming up publicity for his soon-to-be-released music or just really passionate, Kanye West is stirring controversy once again.

West noted that his wife, reality star Kim Kardashian West, wanted him to clarify that he was not in lockstep with all the Republican president's positions.

In a follow-up tweet, he added, "Next President gon be independent".

He also ventured into a clothing and shoe line which he bragged about its success, comparing it to the career of National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan. He famously went off-script in 2005 during a nationally televised Hurricane Katrina fundraiser and said then-President George W. Bush "doesn't care about black people". I love that great, brilliant artists have the power to imagine a better future.

West's fellow stars have lashed out towards West's pro-Trump tweets and some even reportedly unfollowed the rapper for his newest rant.

He added, "I'm saying, 'Break your conditioning, think for yourself.' Kanye's saying, 'Break your programming, think for yourself.' I'm saying my mission is to get you to break your programming and conditioning". The Tweet certainly can't help boost Legend's record sales or image with his mainstream audience, some of whom share Kanye's love for Trump. Asked what he and West talked about, Trump responded: "Life".

On Thursday, West posted a screenshot of what appears to be a text conversation between himself and Legend, with the musician having texted West in response to his support of Trump. Do not let them silence you. "I respect everyone's opinion but I stand my ground".

So West's quick embrace by conservative media suggests its dismissal of celebrity political opinions as disingenuous, applicable only when the said celebrity is liberal.

"Get Out" director Jordan Peele tweeted that he was "inspired" to begin writing a "Get Out 2" script while Kumail Nanjiani said, "This was the worst twitter day in Twitter history". "If your free thinking is used as fuel by oppressors to continue to oppress black people and minorities, I think it's bulls**t and it's not okay, and I will speak out against it and I will think freely and tell you that I don't agree with you". But at the same time isn't it a little irresponsible, as a public figure, to tweet whatever the hell you want like this without any context?

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