Kanye West on Trump MAGA Hat: It Means 'People Can't Tell Me What to Do Because I'm Black'

Michael W. Chapman | January 2, 2019 | 11:07am EST
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Kanye West in the Oval Office
with football legend Jim Brown.

Rap artist and entrepreneur Kanye West, who has 29 million followers on Twitter, expressed his ongoing and strong support for President Donald Trump by tweeting on New Year's Day that he plans to wear his Trump MAGA -- Make America Great Again -- hat at his concerts. He also tweeted that one of the more important things about the MAGA hat is that it shows that "people can't tell me what to do because I'm black."

West also criticized the Democratic Party, suggesting that it controls black people and adding, "They will not program me."

Kanye West is one of the most successful black rap/hip-hop artists in the world. He has won 21 Grammy Awards, and was nominated 68 times for a Grammy. Billboard ranked West as No. 3 in its list of Top 10 Producers of the Decade. Three of West's albums have been included in Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. West has a net worth of $250 million


On Jan. 1, 2019, Kanye West tweeted, "From now on I'm performing with my mutherf***ing hat on."

About 10 minutes later, he tweeted, "One of my favorite of many things about what the Trump hat represents to me is that people can't tell me what to dao because I'm black."

Many liberals in the entertainment, academic, and political arenas have criticized West for his support of Donald Trump and his criticism of group-identity politics. 

Also on New Year's Day, West tweeted, "Trump all day." He further stated, "They will not program me. ... Blacks are 90% Democrats. That sounds like control to me."




Kanye West hugs President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. (YouTube)
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