Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and The Weeknd have all unfollowed Kanye West after he tweeted his support of Donald Trump last night, according to @BenjaminEnfield aka 24/7 HipHop News.
Whether they followed him in the first place is unclear, however, according to Does Follow, an external website that scrapes Twitter data, none of them are currently following West.
West shared an image of himself wearing a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” cap while standing next to music executive Lyor Cohen and the CEO of Universal Lucian Grainge. Later, the rapper revealed that the hat was signed by President Trump himself.
The tweet storm, which also included a dig at Barack Obama and a tweet referring to Tim Cook and Trump as “2 of my favorite people,” shocked many of West’s fans and peers and potentially lost the rapper more than 9 million Twitter followers.
While a lot of celebrities quietly unfollowed West, some of his peers tweeted in support of him, while others referenced the controversy. See some of the reactions below.
Chance the Rapper came out in defense of West
While Lupe Fiasco was explicitly anti-Trump
Janelle Monae explained her stance: “I believe in free thinking but I don’t believe in free thinking at the expense of the oppressed”
Jaden Smith referenced his anti-Trump artwork with Shia LaBeouf “He Will Not Divide Us”
Frank Ocean remembered the old Kanye
Vince Staples tried to keep the mood light after a request from Questlove
And Jordan Peele got inspired
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