Kanye West caused a stir on social media after saying that life is better under President Donald Trump than his predecessor Barack Obama. West made the statement in an interview with the GQ magazine. "I buy real estate. It’s better now than when Obama was in office. They don’t teach you in school about buying property. They teach you how to become somebody’s property", the singer said.
West, who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, said he would vote for Trump in the upcoming election and criticised people who are opposed to his choice and tell him to vote Democrat. "I was told my career would end if I wasn’t with her. What kind of campaign is that, anyway?" West asked, referring to 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign slogan "I’m with her".
The singer’s comments drew a barrage of criticism on social media.
Are mental patients even allowed to vote?— brad pershing (@brad_pershing) April 15, 2020
Some netizens said that life may have become better under Trump, but only for the rich.
pretty sure he means “it’s better now (for the rich) than when Obama was in office”— Justin (@justinssm) April 15, 2020
“Multi-millionaire claims his life has improved because his multi-millionaire friend is in office” is not a headline- it’s the natural conclusion to an awful situation.— 🤘pArTY (🎉) JARED🤘 (@CardiffGiants) April 15, 2020
Other netizens disagreed with West and joked that Trump is paying the rapper for his laudatory comments.
If by better he means worse then I agree.— Sarah Wood (@sarahwoodwriter) April 15, 2020
How much is Trumpy paying him I wonder. 🤔— Stephen Lonergan #FBPE🔶 (@lonsteve) April 15, 2020
Some users contended that West, known for his provocative behaviour, is only seeking attention.
Attention seeker. 🙄😏— Neal (@2Livid) April 15, 2020
Despite the fact that most of the comments were negative, there were users who agreed that life has got better under Trump.
Fact Check: TRUE 🇺🇸— 🇺🇸Amanda⭐⭐⭐ (@SonderWander2) April 15, 2020
Voting Democrat is a default position of many black people, Ye expresses freedom of expression, free mind, free soul— common_sense (@Gink_tut) April 15, 2020