Kanye West pal and fellow Chicago-based musician “Chance the Rapper” fired off a tweet in support of his controversial friend, who is once again taking flack from the left over his love of Donald Trump – and most recently, black conservative Candace Owens.
“Black people don’t have to be democrats,” tweeted the 25-year-old Chance in defense of Kanye.
Donald Trump Jr. agreed with Chance – as did others who declared that people who belong to traditionally liberal demographics can also think differently.
Born Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, Chance the Rapper’s father was an aide to then-Senator Barack Obama, before landing a job in the Department of Labor during Obama’s first term. Chance met with Obama when he was “13 or 14,” where he discussed his ambitions with the future president – who reportedly replied “word.”
Chance has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump – while endorsing Hillary Clinton one month before the 2016 US election. That said, he may have become disillusioned at the skyrocketing murder rate in his hometown.
West, who also hails from Chicago, noted in a Wednesday tweet that “Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.”
Trump, meanwhile, has been talking about the Chicago murder rates for years – and then sent the ATF in to do something about it.
Kanye thrust himself back into the spotlight on Saturday after taking nearly a year off of Twitter – tweeting his support for black pro-Trump conservative, Candace Owens – director of Urban Engagement for Turning Point USA, who feels that black Americans are “slaves on the Democratic Party plantation.”