The Kanye Effect: Trump's Support Among Black Males Doubles

Matt Detrich  USA TODAY via Reuters

We caught up with T.I.at LAX, and the rapper gave his opinion on collaborator Kanye West's recent comments regarding slavery.

Adidas said it planned to discuss them with the rapper, but nothing beyond that was mentioned. "I'll combat your free thought with my free thought, because mine is grounded in the reality that I have been given, and the reality that I'm going to change, but I'm not going to do it by pretending that the enemies are on the same team as me". Over the weekend, West also reportedly told a radio host, "I do love Donald Trump", doubling down on pro-Trump statements he made back in November 2016 during his Saint Pablo Tour and after he visited the newly elected Trump, at Trump Tower in December 2016. After his tweets in support of Trump and a picture of him wearing the "Make America Great Again" hat, fans (especially his black fans) have been outraged, and with a good reason.

"For many, many years we have been a member of the USA human rights declaration, which speaks very clearly against slavery, racism, child labor".

Adidas isn't planning to cut ties with Kanye West despite a massive backlash this week against the rapper's comments referring to slavery as a "choice".

Multiple sources told Us on Wednesday, May 2, that the couple are paying the legal bills for Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old woman who is now serving a life sentence in prison on a nonviolent drug conviction.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted declined to comment on the specifics of Kanye's remarks, but said there had been no discussion about dropping Kanye and that he, "has been and is a very important part of our strategy".

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These tweets have since been deleted.

West has worked with Adidas on the Yeezy shoe line since 2013, and he added clothing to the mix in 2015. "That's where I'm gonna leave it". "Do you but remember the life that I live is as a real person".

Rapper T.I. has defended Kanye West's recent freaky behaviour, insisting the musician is "working through his own personal journey".

What has Kanye been saying exactly, when it comes to expressing his support for Trump?

"We need free thought now".

Feminist writer Roxane Gay tweeted, "I don't have the energy for nonsense but Kanye saying slavery was a choice reiterates my previous statements about how risky his trite, shallow ramblings are".

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