As many people know, Kanye West went to the White House on Thursday to have lunch with President Donald Trump. What was set up to be a simple luncheon with some discussion on prison reform turned into a 10-minute, bizarre, ridiculous rant from West.
West went from calling Trump his personal “Superman” to saying that he wants to design an airplane for Trump to fly in. He also said he “remixed” Make America Great Again, and wants to open factories in Chicago named after Trump.
Obviously, people all over the world were dumbfounded by West’s rant–especially celebrities. Friends and peers of West began calling out the rapper online, saying that he truly has lost it and needs to consider the bigger picture. Some of them didn’t hold back.
Diddy said West should “give him a call,” and what he was displaying was NOT black excellence.
— Diddy (@Diddy) October 11, 2018
Questlove called West out by reposting a thread that called West a liar, putting African Americans in a bad position.
and before yall start caping for false “profits”—read this here thread https://t.co/NCMzzot4jF
— I won’t not Quest you the Love up. Question Mark. (@questlove) October 11, 2018
Comedian Chelsea Handler said that while West thinks of Trump as a “father,” Trump doesn’t think of West as a son.
Kanye West says he thinks of Trump as a father. Guess who doesn’t think of Kanye as a son?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 11, 2018
T.I. posted a long, opinionated Instagram caption, saying West was “embarrassing” and said he’s “ashamed” to be associated with him.
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Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’& his antics… Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight) But now this shit is next level,futuristic Sambo,Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather… This is the most repulsive,disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen. Now I recall you asking me to come with you to have this meeting and I declined (naturally)… but bro… if ain’time I would’ve been in there wit you and you behaved that spinelessly in my presence,I feel that I’d be compelled to slap de’Fuq outta you bro For the People!!! You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level &I refuse to associate myself with something so vile,weak,& inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!! I’m a true believer in “It ain’t what you do,it’s how you do it.” And this shit is regurgitating?! At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you… now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you. To all the people who follow Ye musically,socially, or even personally….who are confused, heartbroken, infuriated…. Let me make this clear… THIS SHIT AINT COOL!!! THIS IS A MOVE YE MADE FOR YE!!! THIS IS A PLAY TO PUT HIM IN A POSITION HE’D LIKE TO SEE HIMSELF IN…WE ARE NOT ON HIS MIND AS HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS AND DECISIONS. Don’t follow this puppet. Because as long as I’ve lived I’ve learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world,if to do so he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr.West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor. All I can say is… I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop,I’m officially DONE!!!! ??Trump & His Lil Cookie Boy. #USorELSE✊?
50 Cent straight up laughed at West.
Niggas be like Trump you made me Superman. LOL pic.twitter.com/fVBjFCzToY
— 50cent (@50cent) October 11, 2018
Axl Rose called him a “joke.”
What a joke. Not gonna solve anything in Chicago or anywhere else with any of that attention seeking nonsense.
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) October 11, 2018
Deray said it was “gross.”
I’m not sure what “love” means as he’s using it here. And his support of Trump because Hillary didn’t make him feel strong is gross. pic.twitter.com/DOXZyq2gSa
— deray (@deray) October 11, 2018
Ebro said his show was changing his entire segment to mock Kanye.
The segment we do daily called #CongratulationsYouPlayedYourself has been changed to … “Congratulations You Kanye’d Yourself”
Everyday on @Hot97 at 720AM
— The Old Man (@oldmanebro) October 11, 2018
Sinbad straight up dragged him.
If this is where Kanye wants to be, then let him be there. Quit trying to explain Kanye to us. He’s doing a pretty good job of telling us who he is and where he wants to be. Hmmmm is this where the Kardashian’s stand also. Their time time might be up also. Just saying !!! pic.twitter.com/qWXbEn1jIh
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) October 11, 2018
Chelsea Peretti called the entire situation “hell on earth.”
hell on earth https://t.co/C9qccTbpYC
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) October 11, 2018
Geroge Takei called out West and Trump, reminding the President of the emergency hurricane happening in Florida.
Just when you think we can’t sink any lower, Kanye West is in the Oval Office talking to reporters. By the way, Mr. Trump, there was a really bad hurricane.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 11, 2018
As a long-time Kanye West fan–buying Colleg Dropout from FYE–I can tell you I, too, have been sincerely disappointed in him. Sure, I’m all about people having their own opinions and their own beliefs, but when you deliberately offend and insult millions of people who have supported you for years–the people who made you who you are–it’s truly telling.
I do believe West is doing this to make a stink in the media–he is producing a new album to drop in November. And, to me, that’s f**king weak. Signing off, a former Kanye West fan. 20