West’s opening salvo in the track picks up the thread of the recent controversy: “I know Obama was Heaven sent, but ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be president,” West raps.
“Make America Great Again had a negative reception. I took it, wore it, rocked it gave it a new direction. Added empathy, care and love and affection, and y’all simply questionin’ my methods,” he says.
T.I. returns fire in alternating rhymes and gets in a personal barb at West: “This s**t is stubborn, selfish, bullheaded, even for you.”
When West complains that “All Blacks gotta be Democrats,” T.I. shoots back: “F*** who you choose as your political party, you representin’ dudes just seem crude and cold-hearted.”
Trump returns the love
Besides the MAGA-hat pic, West tweeted Wednesday that he and Trump “are both dragon energy. He is my brother.” West noted he doesn’t “agree with everything anyone does” and couched his defiance as an exercise in independent thought.
The White House pounced on West’s praise. “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” Trump tweeted Wednesday.