‘FOR THE PEOPLE’

Kanye West Debuts New Song Explaining His Support for Trump

Kanye West has debuted a new track explaining his public displays of affection for President Trump as a way to “show people that we’re equal.” The rapper’s “Ye vs. the People,” which dropped Friday night on radio station Power 106, features Kanye explaining to rapper T.I. why he felt the need to start backing Trump. The song came out just days after Kanye left fans concerned for his mental health with a series of tweets expressing his shared “dragon energy” with and “love” for the president. “I know Obama was heaven-sent, but ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be President,” Kanye raps in the new song. He goes on to tell an incredulous T.I. that he can still fight “for the people” while backing Trump, saying “ wearing the [MAGA] hat is to show people that we’re equal.” “‘Make America Great Again’ had a negative perception, I took it; Wore it; Rocked it; Gave it a new direction; Added empathy, care, and love and affection—and y’all sympathy questioning my methods?” raps Kanye.