Kanye West expressed his preference for the extreme right-wing YouTube personality Candace Owens on Saturday, which has put Twitter in a dizzying state.
Owens – frequent visitor to Fox News and InfoWars – launched a website and YouTube channel Red Pill Black in 2017 that promotes black conservatism. She has praised President Trump as "not only the leader of the free world, but also the savior " and is known for destroying Black Lives Matter.
West tweeted on Saturday: "Me as Candace Owen thinks."
I love the way Candace Owens thinks
̵1; KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
When Owens saw the endorsement from West, he quickly replied, "I'm freaking out. @ Kanyevest .. .. please meet with me, I tell each person that everything I was inspired by was written in your music, I'm my own biggest fan because you did it okay, I need you, the black one Awakening Community. "
West, who agreed to Owen's approval, did not go well with many of his 11 million followers.
Aside from being an insane old right-pimp Candace Owens thinks Donald Trump is literally the Messiah, not you @kanyewest so maybe you should rethink https://t.co/dKVnbi3Ila
That Kanye can arrange with her is chaotic and dangerous. 19659002] – Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) April 21, 2018
Bruh. That's so disturbing. This says more about you than she does.
For those who do not know Candace, Owens thinks Donald Trump is a savior. https://t.co/QH1L1gj4Wi
– Bakari Seller (@Bakari_Sellers) April 21, 2018
As I have often said, I would be a very rich man if I had no dignity by now. Candace Owens earns money with slain blacks for her mostly white audience. The same as the Noir guy, just like Stacey Dash, as well as Allen West, etc. https://t.co/ljA5kgvcS1
– Herb Lawrence (@ Ecnerwal23) April 21, 2018
How many times can Kanye signal his affinity for people with anti-black politics and positions before it takes a toll, as black fans feel about him?
– Touré (@Toure) April 21, 2018
The easiest way for a black person to achieve success is in it to attack the majority of other black people. It is a lazy approach to commentary that does not require serious thought or understanding of the effects of 400 years of systemic social, cultural and political repression. https://t.co/PsEKxoIzus
– Keith Boykin April 21, 2018
But Owens asserted himself and clarified her perspective.
Quite right? Allow me to clarify: I believe that the black community can do it right out of the box. I think the Democrats have put us into our past to keep us from our future. And I will not stop fighting until all Black Americans see that.
I'm not far right – I'm free. pic.twitter.com/wtqCuYPtM2
– Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 21, 2018
West met in December 2016 with then-elected President Donald Trump. TMZ reported back then that West requested a 15-minute meeting with Trump, who later told reporters: "We talked about life." Two months later, West cleared out all its tweets supporting the new president.