After a week of controversial Twitter postings, Kanye West has defended his political views in a new song.
The Song vs. Ye. The People sees the star-trading text with fellow rapper TI, who confronts him with his support of Donald Trump.
"They represent types that seem rude and cold-hearted," argues TI, adding that West encourages "white supremacy."
But the star claims its ground and insists that he "Fighting for a people." (19659007) Alluding to a photo of himself wearing Donald Trump's famous baseball cap "Make America Great Again", West reports: " If you wear the hat, you will show people that we are the same. "
See people's perspective," TI spits back, "What makes you equal makes them feel evil."
West, however, will not be influenced.
"Make America Great Again a Negative Perception," he says. "I took it, carried it, rocked it, gave it a new one Direction / More Empathy, Caring, Love, and Affection / And you just ask my methods. "
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West – a brilliant and contrasting performer – has with him Support for President Trump u Conservative commentators such as Scott Adams and Candace Own, who opposed the Black Lives Matter movement, have been controversial. 19659018] Media playback is not supported on your device
He proposed an affinity with Trump during his 2016 US tour and praised the communication style of the presidential elect  West called Trump "my brother" and said that they had the same "dragon energy".
But he later added, "I do not agree with everything Trump does. 100% do not agree with anyone except me."
"I love Hillary too" He added in another post.
& # 39; One kind of big thing & # 39; Nonetheless, the President has seized this rare A-list affirmation and tweeted his approval.
"Kanye West has done a great service to the black community" he wrote on Friday. "Big things happen and eyes are opened for the first time in decades – Legacy stuff!"
"A pretty big deal," added his son Donald Trump Jr. on Instagram. "It seems to be a cultural turning point."
West, however, has been criticized by other musicians, including his friend and former protégé John Legend.
Legend pleaded with the rapper not to tarnish his support for Trump's "Legacy" in a private text message later published online.
"Think free," he advised West. "Think with empathy and context, your words and actions have consequences."
But after President Trump praised his comments, the star issued a clarification.
"I would never support anyone who made a career out of hatred, racism, and discrimination," he wrote.
"Unfortunately, my attempt to support Kanye is used to discredit my brothers and sisters in the movement, and I can not sit down and allow that to happen."
A Longer Advertising Campaign?
Ultimately, it is possible that the entire controversy was a bizarre, prolonged advertising campaign for West's new music; but the exchange of views seems real.
T.i. even hinted that Ye vs.. The People was recorded two days ago, amid the consequences of West's return to Twitter.
"Yesterday spent the day with Kanye," he wrote on Instagram on Friday.
"Still optimistic about our discussion gon stick … I refuse to give it up easily."
Before the release of Ye vs.. The People has packed West's fans with another song – Lift Yourself – with nonsense lyrics.
The track begins with an accelerated sample of the 1973 Amnesty song "Liberty" Soulful Call to Arms, which states, "We must strive for more freedom."
West's only contribution, however, was a verse built around the text: "Poopy-di Scoop / Scoop-Diddy-Whoop / Whoop-Di-Scoop-di-poop."
The two releases are Wests first new music since the album Life Of Pablo 2016.
He has hinted that he will release a new album on June 1st, followed by a common record with Kid Cudi
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