Rapper and entertainer Kanye West set the internet on fire after defying critics, mostly from the left, who were demanding he apologize for tweeting support of President Trump.
Here's how Kanye West doubled down on MAGA
West opened a torrent of criticism when he tweeted videos of Trump supporter Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert cartoon series, on his Twitter account Monday.
After a solid two days of criticism, West tweeted Wednesday that he was not backing down because people disliked the president.
"Free thinkers don't fear retaliation for your thoughts," he tweeted. "The traditional thinkers are only using thoughts and words but they are in a mental prison."
"You are free. You've already won," he added. "Feel energized. Move in love not fear. Be afraid of nothing."
Free thinkers don't fear retaliation for your thoughts. The traditional thinkers are only using thoughts and words… https://t.co/ShRW1lE3sA— ye (@ye)1524673315.0
"He is my brother. I love everyone."
"You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him," West continued. "We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone."
You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brot… https://t.co/jy5FzoNYwg— ye (@ye)1524673806.0
"I don't agree with everything anyone does," he added. "That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought."
He explained that he also loved Hillary Clinton.
If your friend jumps off the bridge you don't have to do the same. Ye being Ye is a fight for you to be you. For pe… https://t.co/jEtRk4Z9sC— ye (@ye)1524673852.0
"I love when people have their own ideas," West added. "You don't have to be allowed anymore. Just be."
I love when people have their own ideas. You don't have to be allowed anymore. Just be. Love who you want to love… https://t.co/g8brHi6tkX— ye (@ye)1524673907.0
"Love who you want to love," he continued. "That's free thought. I'm not even political. I'm not a democrat or a republican"
Then he added, "my wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don't agree with everything Trump does. I don't agree 100% with anyone but myself."
my wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don't agree with everything Trump does.… https://t.co/CuUkTnXRYG— ye (@ye)1524676844.0
And tweeted a picture of himself in a Trump campaign hat:
President Trump took notice and retweeted some of West's missives:
Thank you Kanye, very cool! https://t.co/vRIC87M21X— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1524684787.0
MAGA! https://t.co/jFf5ONASlv— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1524691131.0
But West has signaled in the past that he's not bound to the Democrats, and met with Trump at Trump Tower after the election in December 2016. Liberal critics attacked him for that move as well.
Here's Fox News' report about the Twitter furor over Kanye West: