His controversial remarks have captured the attention of the world, so it comes to no surprise that Kanye West’s support of Candace Owens has caused quite a stir.
The Birthday Party presidential candidate has often said or done things that have given people pause, but on Thursday (September 10), Ye tweeted a brief message to the controversial far-right commentator that elicited a hailstorm of responses.
The rapper posted a photo of Candace Owen’s book (set for release on September 15), Blackout:
How Black American Can Make Its Second Escape From the Democratic Plantation, on Twitter with the caption;
“THANK YOU CANDACE OWENS.”
Like many of his social media messages, Kanye didn’t offer up any other information or explanation, but that doesn’t mean people didn’t take it upon themselves to interpret his intentions.
West’s undying support of President Donald Trump as well as his comments about slavery and Harriet Tubman came up in discussion among social media users, as well as the previous rift Ye and Owens had about her “Blexit” shirts.
After it was being promoted that Kanye designed her logo in 2018, he came forward to deny the claims and announced he would be distancing himself from Owens and politics altogether. Some have suspected that this tweet is a hint that the two have made amends.
THANK YOU CANDACE OWENS pic.twitter.com/sc642WqC9I
— ye (@kanyewest) September 11, 2020
I thought Kanye distanced himself from Candace? pic.twitter.com/uKITf3xLvx
— Cliff (@srlklr) September 11, 2020
I really think his mental health has declined drastically. May have to do with that accident from long ago
— Blackman (@JayzenKid) September 11, 2020
Kanye West is the greatest artist of all time. He is (or at least was) a creative genius the likes of which I may never see again in my lifetime. He was my hero. But when its promoting that airheaded hatemongering lunatic Candace Owens, I fully pump my breaks. Fuck that shit.
— lord cough (@moneycough) September 11, 2020
Candace Owens 🤢🤢 so badly wants go be white just like Kanye. Yet Kanye is involved with a family that so badly wants to be Black. https://t.co/Wv0h0lJLZN
— Ramen Girl 🍜 (@ale_ornelas22) September 11, 2020
Kanye West out here shouting out Candace Owens and I been told y'all I should punch him dead in the face pic.twitter.com/4QdIeqC7OA
— Matt J. (@iwearthecape) September 11, 2020
Kanye shouting out Candace, Black people about to turn on him once again lol. https://t.co/BGmm91VX4O
— Lathan🇺🇸 (@AhmadLathan) September 11, 2020
I’m so disappointed, I’ve been a Kanye fan since the beginning. We’re from the chi, I was rocking with him through all the BS. But he pulled that Candace Owens BS and I had to take a stand. Unfollowed and won’t stream his music anymore 💔
— #PeopleOverProfit (@Julio_Angel) September 11, 2020
I officially no longer like Kanye as a person. Candace Owens is the absolute worst. I can’t condone her or agree with anyone who does. https://t.co/86BmnU8AiQ
— a mess (@nmanful) September 11, 2020
You’re welcome! Thank you for inspiring me to be myself, unapologetically.
Dragon energy. 🐉 https://t.co/phWMH7O2w7
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 11, 2020
How will Kanye stans rationalize this with their hatred of Candace Owens? https://t.co/1ud0sxJH0K
— stearn bear marquette (@stilltraffic) September 11, 2020