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Kanye Posts Epic Text He Sent After John Legend Begged Him to Turn on Trump

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There has been something of a tectonic shift in the social strata in recent days as incredibly popular hip-hop artist Kanye West has taken to Twitter on multiple occasions to express an open and independent mind toward President Donald Trump and his supporters.

That shift culminated Wednesday with West posting a picture of his signed “MAGA” hat as well as a brief explanation of his support for Trump, messages that were then retweeted by Trump himself.

Not surprisingly, the left was aghast at this shocking turn of events and literally pounced on the singer, smearing him as “mentally ill” if he thought it was OK to express support for a racist president who openly hates black and brown people, or something. The same type of reaction happened in 2016 when West first expressed support for Trump.

West received a similar type of reaction in a text from popular musical artist John Legend, a screenshot of which West posted to Twitter.

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/989541974070837248

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Legend wrote, “I hope you’ll reconsider aligning yourself with Trump. You’re way too powerful and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for.

“As you know, what you say really means something to your fans. They are loyal to you and respect your opinion. So many people who love you feel betrayed right now because they know the harm that Trump’s policies cause, especially to people of color.”

“Don’t let this be part of your legacy. You’re the greatest artist of our generation,” Legend added.

If Legend thought that message would suffice to convince his good friend to retract his support for Trump and expression of a fearless open-mind toward all things, he must have been sorely disappointed by the reply he received a short time later.

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“I love you John and I appreciate your thoughts,” West replied, prior to lowering the boom on Legend.

“You bringing up my fans or my legacy is a tactic based on fear used to manipulate my free thought.”

Had West said something similar while on stage, he no doubt would have dropped the mic and walked away.

Needless to say, the back-and-forth between the two music giants provoked quite debate among Twitter followers, as some chastised West for daring to support a racist like Trump while others defended his free thinking and open-mind toward the president.

Legend, like many others in the media and entertainment, thought they could shame West into shutting up, but the rap mogul doesn’t appear to be in the mood to be silenced for his opinions.

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In truth, the left is absolutely freaking out because a rather high-profile member of a community that Democrats have assumed will remain in their camp forever has wandered off on his own, and could potentially bring a sizeable number of his fans and followers with him.

Such a turn of events would be politically transformative for the black community and could very well spark an even broader exodus from the Democrat plantation where voters have been kept mentally enslaved to a dogma that does little more than demonize their ideological opponents.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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The School of Life
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