Rapper Kanye West released a new song over the weekend where he defends his controversial support of President Donald Trump.
The song, which reportedly debuted on Los Angeles radio station Power 106 on Friday, is titled, "Ye vs. The People." The track features West and fellow rapper T.I., whose real name is Tip Harris, debating West's support of Trump.
The song is about 3 minutes in length.
What do the lyrics say?
"I know Obama was Heaven-sent. But ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be president," West says in the opening lines.
T.I. responds, saying West's outspoken Trump support comes at a cost and goes against much of what West has previously taught. He says West has a "selfish agenda."
"Bruh, I never ever stopped fightin' for the people. Actually, wearin' the hat'll show people that we equal," West replies. "See that's the problem with this d*mn nation. All Blacks gotta be Democrats, man, we ain't made it off the plantation."
"This s**t is stubborn, selfish, bullheaded, even for you. You wore a dusty ass hat to represent the same views as white supremacy, man, we expect better from you," T.I. responds. "Have you considered all the damage and the people you hurt? You had a bad idea, and you're makin' it worse."
"Y'all been leadin' with hate, see I just approach it different," West shoots back. "Like a gang truce, the first Blood to shake the Crip's hand. I know everybody emotional. Is it better if I rap about crack? Huh? 'Cause it's cultural? Or how about I'ma shoot you, or f**k your b***h? Or how about all this Gucci, 'cause I'm f**kin' rich?"
"Okay I gotta say it, Ye, you sound high as a b***h. Yeah, genocide and slavery, we should just try and forget. And all that free thought s**t, find a better defense. But if Ye just stuck in his way, he can leave it at that. F**k it," T.I. says to end the song.
Listen to the song here:
According to multiple reports, Trump is considering inviting West to have dinner at the White House. They previously met at Trump Tower during the presidential transition in 2016.