Kanye West was our favorite rapper, creative mind and social light a decade ago. Now he is seen as a sell-out Donald Trump supporter who is longing for black people’s approval — again.
This weekend, West brought his “Sunday Service” to Howard University, a prominent, private HBCU in Washington, D.C. West visiting an HBCU after proclaiming his love for Donald Trump had many people floored at his courage to step foot on a historically black university’s campus.
“Black students at a Black University are supporting a Black musician who supports Trump, the man that tried to remove funding from all HBCUs,” activist and columnist George M. Johnson wrote.
Hundreds of students at Howard University were outraged by his presence at their school. Howard alumna Jennifer Hunter took to Twitter to voice her outrage.
“The young ones are excited. I get the excitement but what he’s been preaching lately is so counter to his ideals that support black people. No issue with Republicans but that MAGA rhetoric is racist and anti black. Period,” Hunter wrote on Twitter.
West has always been known as an opinionated individual, but the provocative comments that he has made and things that he has done since Trump moved from his coveted Fifth Avenue digs in Manhattan to the Oval Office in January 2017 has left a bad taste in peoples’ mouths, especially black people.
Remember when Kanye West made that offensive comment that set everyone off? Yes, there are many terrible comments, but this one is what officially placed West in the “canceled” conversation.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … For 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” Kanye said.
FAMU student Raheem Pierson read about his comment and was appalled. This even made Pierson listen to West’s music a little differently.
“I did enjoy listening to his music in the past, but after hearing the stuff he has been saying, I immediately stopped supporting him. I think it is weird that Howard University, another HBCU, let him step foot on their campus,” Pierson said.
West did visit Howard University to share his “Sunday Service” with the school, but was it also his motive to gain back black acceptance?