US rapper and music icon Kanye West has claimed that his support for US President Donald Trump can be seen as God's desire to poke fun at liberals.
“This shows you that God is hilarious. […] God has got a sense of humour. Liberals love art, right, and now, I am unquestionably, undoubtedly the greatest human artist of all time. It's just not even a question anymore at this point. It's just a fact, right?" West said during an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Beats 1 radio on Friday.
He went even further by asserting that “for the greatest artist in human existence to put a red [MAGA, or Make America Great Again] hat on was God's practical joke on all liberals”.
Netizens were immediately there, with almost all of them mincing no words when slamming the rap star and husband of Kim Kardashian over his remarks.
This guy is a disaster pic.twitter.com/BiC3wRIHZL— Bouzin Port Au Prince😁🇭🇹 (@HDIANITHE) October 25, 2019
He is not well.— GP (@GP76335748) October 25, 2019
I am honestly worried about him. It’s not even funny anymore. His eyes look sad.— walkietalkie (@MadamOvaries88) October 25, 2019
This man sick!!!!! He really needs help and it’s sad...— YoungKing® (@ChangeDaPace) October 25, 2019
Clown behavior— mike (@iamstillLAMike) October 25, 2019
“Dude has completely lost his mind”, one user twitted, while another argued that West is “sick and “really needs help”.
Dude has completely lost his mind— Ben (@benss99) October 25, 2019
One more user berated the rapper for “clown behaviour”, in what was opposed by several netizens who praised West for “good music” and “delusional but definitely entertaining” remarks.
Delusional but definitely entertaining— Fred (@HenriquezHustle) October 25, 2019
this man is insane but he makes good music soooooo :/— bokeh ツ (@bokeh_3k) October 25, 2019
West first announced his intention to launch a presidential bid during an appearance at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, declaring “I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
On the other hand, he had repeatedly indicated his support for Trump, including during an Oval Office meeting with the US President last October, when West defended his right to wear the red MAGA hat representing Trump's campaign.