Kanye West Says He Will Vote in This Election: ‘And We Know Who I’m Voting On’

Prior to his interview with the magazine, West still rarely shied away from his love for Trump, often tweeting about his support for the controversial president over the years.

In a series of tweets in April 2018, West called the former Celebrity Apprentice host “my brother,” writing, “You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

Later that year, the two famously got together at the White House in October to talk tax cuts, prison reform, mental health and racism.

West reiterated his loyalty in another tweetstorm last January, writing, “Trump all day. Just so in 2019 you know where I stand. They will not program me. Blacks are 90 percent Democrats. That sounds like control to me.”

“One of my favorite of many things about what the Trump hat represents to me is that people can’t tell me what to do because I’m black,” West added. “We will change the world. God is on my side. I am a Christian. I am a taxpayer. I am myself. God is with us.”

WSJ. Magazine speculated in their piece that West’s love for Trump may be founded on his belief that with Trump in power he will find support in the government, with the outlet citing his “unusual access to the Trump administration.”

One example of this was when West called Trump to help free fellow rapper A$AP Rocky back in July 2019 after he was taken into custody in Stockholm, Sweden, following a street altercation involving a 19-year-old male.

As the magazine lays out, West called Jared Kushner at the White House from his swimming pool in Calabasas. Less than an hour later, while West was out of the pool and eating breakfast, he received a call back from the president who agreed to help Rocky, né Rakim Mayers.

The young rapper was charged with assault, to which he pleaded not guilty. He was released from detention on Aug. 2 before being convicted by the Stockholm District Court on Aug. 14.

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