Kanye West Appears To Defend Controversial Candace Owens Tweet

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Donald Trump and Kanye West stand together in the lobby at Trump Tower on Dec. 13 2016 in New York City

"I love the way Candace Owens thinks", he wrote, prompting glee from some conservative commentators and backlash from many of his left-leaning fans and critics. Some of the titles of her videos include: "How to Escape the Democrat Plantation" and "WTF?"

Speaking with Fox & Friends Sunday, Owens responded saying, "Kanye West does not really want to fold to controversy".

This isn't the first time Kanye West has upset the music industry by flirting with conservative politics.

West met in December 2016 with then President-elect Donald Trump.

But Owens held her ground and clarified her perspective. Kanye West appeared to concur with Owens' belief on victimhood, tweeting Sunday afternoon, "self victimization is a disease".


"I think that's what Kanye West and myself represents to the black community and that makes them very nervous", she added.

Owens tweeted that she was "freaking out" over West's tweet because she repeatedly credits his musical lyrics for inspiring her work. @kanyewest ....please take a meeting with me.

In the latter regard, it shouldn't be surprising that West would like what Owens has to say―the star rapper and producer has publicly expressed his support for Trump, and he even visited Trump Tower for a photo-op with him during the presidential race in August of 2016. I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay.

West was criticized for promoting Owens--communications director for Turning Point USA--given her positions on issues like Black Lives Matter.

During a 2005 live telethon for Hurricane Katrina relief, West sparked perhaps his most famous political controversy after bluntly remarking, "George Bush doesn't care about black people".

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