The ongoing Kanye West turmoil has appeared to have reached a new low as his former backer Donald Trump joins the swathe of celebrities to have spoken out against the rapper’s controversial remarks.
Over the past few weeks, West has drifted up the creek without a paddle. The controversy began with the controversial “White Lives Matter” stunt at the Paris Fashion Week. The rapper was seen, alongside a gathering of models and the conservative commentator Candace Owens, wearing the “White Lives Matter” slogan on their shirts during the event.
After brandishing such a divisive slogan, West has faced significant backlash. Jaden Smith, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, and executives for Supreme and Vogue are among those to express their disapproval of the stunt.
Following this stunt, West has now been suspended from Instagram and Twitter for questionable statements regarding Jewish people.
West Tweeted: “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” and, “You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
Following these condemnable comments, the tweets were deleted, and West was duly suspended. Celebrities including Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley, Jack Antonoff and David Schwimmer and David Draiman have come forward to rebuke the defamed rapper
In the fallout, even former President Donald Trump has now been quoted on multiple occasions to have said that West is acting “crazy” and he needs some professional “help”.
The former president’s comments came before West dug a little deeper in an interview aired this weekend. On the show Drink Champs, West ranted about “the Jewish people” while explaining that he’s impervious to charges of anti-Semitism because he’s also a Jew with “the blood of Christ.”
West then said that Jewish people control all facets of media and entertainment and said they have “owned the Black voice,” a line frequently dropped by neo-Nazi groups.
It would appear that Trump’s disdain for West is merely a strategic move for public relations rather than a reversal of previously conceived outlooks.
Posting to his struggling social media platform Truth Social on Sunday, Trump spoke out against American Jewish voters over an alleged lack of gratitude to him. “No President has done more for Israel than I have,” Trump wrote. “Somewhat surprisingly, however, our wonderful Evangelicals are far more appreciative of this than the people of the Jewish faith, especially those living in the U.S.”