Kanye West Says ‘Mob’ Won’t Force Him to Stop Loving His ‘Brother’ Trump

On Tuesday, rapper Kanye West criticized the mob mentality that’s largely dominated political discussions and defended his support for President Donald Trump. 

West, whose return to Twitter has taken the internet by storm, shared that while you don’t have to agree with the president, the “mob can’t make me not love him.”

While some people may not see any similarities between Trump, a billionaire real estate mogul, and West, a rapper-turned-entrepreneur, he said they share the same “dragon energy.”

“He is my brother,” West tweeted. “I love everyone”:

“I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals,” West continued. “And we have the right to independent thought.” 

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In a second tweet, West added that he isn’t surrounded by Trump supporters, but when he finds out someone supports former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, he doesn’t tell them they shouldn’t:

This isn’t the first time West has expressed positive sentiments toward Trump, and the concept of “free thought” has been one he regularly touts on his Twitter.

He recently garnered attention for expressing his support of conservative commentator Candace Owens because she thinks for herself. 

Before his inauguration, Trump met with West at Trump Tower in New York City, and the two reportedly discussed “multicultural issues.” 

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