Rapper mogul Kayne West took heat from the left over the weekend after he took to Twitter to declare his "love" for Candace Owens, a young conservative black woman who recently declared President Donald Trump is the savior of the world.
What did he say?
I love the way Candace Owens thinks— ye (@ye)1524320136.0
West's tweet quickly garnered a lot of attention given what he said, which took many of his fans and supporters completely by surprise. The tweet garnered tens of thousands of retweets and tens of thousands of "likes" by Sunday morning.
Who is Owens and how did she respond?
Owens is a young conservative black woman whose profile is quickly rising among conservative ranks. According to her Twitter bio, she currently works as the communications director at Turning Point USA, a conservative student advocacy organization.
I’m freaking out. @kanyewest ....please take a meeting with me. I tell every single person that everything that I h… https://t.co/ZaMqLeuete— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens)1524321223.0
Owens later responded to a Twitter "moment" that detailed West's tweet. Twitter labeled Owens "far-right," a label she took offense to:
Far right? Allow me to clarify: I believe the black community can do it without hand-outs. I believe the Democrats… https://t.co/zxvXkfllSE— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens)1524337215.0
What was the left's response?
They were not happy — and they quickly began criticizing West:
Candace Owens has proven to be anti-Black, anti-LGBTQ and fact-hating. (Honestly, there are so many more descriptor… https://t.co/b2yOLaJZGu— Raquel Willis (@Raquel Willis)1524331743.0
The good thing about Candace Owens is she helps us to identify potential white supremacists..Because when you see p… https://t.co/CRJ7BGRy8a— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸)1524338947.0
Bruh. This is so disturbing. This says more about you than her. For those that don’t know Candace Owens thinks Do… https://t.co/5dKFnAYlvz— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari Sellers)1524337369.0
As I've said many times before, if I had no dignity I would be a very rich man by now. Candace Owens is making mone… https://t.co/2AVTeM4uTn— Herb Lawrence (@Herb Lawrence)1524330898.0
look, I'm a huge fan of letting ppl enjoy whatever art/artists they like--we don't have to agree and I don't feel a… https://t.co/GyJG6Ch8x7— @PiaGlenn (@@PiaGlenn)1524330115.0
Any additional details?
According to Shaun King, West's affirmation came in response to a clip of Owens rebuking Black Lives Matter during a recent event at UCLA.
I am told this is the clip that Kanye saw and loved. It’s sad actually. For him and for her. A market has alway… https://t.co/tYLUHzQE7G— Shaun King (@Shaun King)1524337275.0