On Thursday night, rapper and billionaire Kanye West joined Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for an interview that covered everything from the Black Lives Matter movement to the mainstream media to Donald Trump.
West, who recently wore a shirt alongside Candice Owens that read “White Lives Matter,” maligned the mainstream media as advocating for a “godless agenda.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 6, 2022
“You know, my dad is an educated ex-Black Panther, and he put in a text to me today, he said, ‘White Lives Matter. Ha ha ha ha ha,’” Kanye said about the shirt. “And I said, ‘I thought the shirt was a funny shirt. I thought the idea of me wearing it was funny. And I said, ‘Dad, why do you think it was funny?’ He said, ‘Just a Black man stating the obvious.’”
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 3, 2022
Kanye wore the shirt in Paris at his YZY event. It garnered backlash from media figures and leftist activists, according to Breitbart.
“I do certain things from a feeling. I just channel the energy. It just feels right. It’s using a gut instinct, a connection with God, and just brilliance,” Kanye said about the “White Lives Matter” shirt. “If you ask Tonya Harding how she did the [Triple Axel], she was in so much practice that when it was time for her to skate in a competitive format, it just happened. It happened outside of practice. It happened in the real format. That’s what’s happening.”
Ye says the establishment media is tearing the real enemy of the people.
‘We are in a battle with the media. The majority of the media has a godless agenda.’pic.twitter.com/LY6qOaJ84B
— Wendell Husebø (@WendellHusebo) October 7, 2022
“God is like preparing us for the real battles. We are in a battle with the media,” West explained. “The majority of the media has a Godless agenda and jokes are not working. They don’t work because the media has watched travesties happen, specifically to me, and just act like it wasn’t happening.”
During his interview, Kanye also wore a lanyard that had a baby’s ultrasound on it. West proclaimed that he is pro-life and that he doesn’t care about the various attacks he’s received from the Left.
“I don’t care about people’s responses. I care about the fact that there’s more black babies being aborted than born in New York City at this point. That 50 percent of black death in America is abortion,” he said. “So I really don’t care about people’s responses, I perform for an audience of one, and that’s God.”
In addition to supporting the pro-life agenda, Kanye reflected on his support for Trump and compared the backlash he received from the “White Lives Matter” shirt to his wearing of the “Make America Great Again” hat during the 2016 presidential election.
“My so-called friends-slash-handlers around me told me if I said that I liked Trump that my career would be over, that my life would be over,” West explained. “They said stuff like, ‘People get killed for wearing a hat like that.’ They threatened my life. They basically said that I would be killed for wearing the hat.”
Kanye continues to step on the toes of leftists who don’t think that he fits into their narrative. He is likely reaching apolitical voters who otherwise wouldn’t have even considered politics and the fact that a mainstream star is espousing conservative views is good for young people who are routinely bombarded with a left-wing perspective.
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