Kanye West Gets Hammered After Showing Support For #BLM Critic Candace Owens

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West tweeted his support for Owens, saying "I love the way Candace Owens thinks".

During an interview on Fox News' "Fox & Friends", Owens, a supporter of President Donald Trump, explained that the left doesn't want black Americans to be "free thinkers".

West's support for Owens led to some pushback from others.

Kanye wants to "deprogram" the way people think.

Candace Owens is a "conservative commentator" whose career focus is promoting right-wing ideology to a black audience.

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

Owens went more direct with her response by singling out NY radio station Hot 97. "Well people who have been around him have been telling me that he loves trump and then he said to ebro 'I love Donald trump, '" Rosenberg added. When Trump was elected as president, West was photographed with him at Trump Towers in NY.

"I think that's what Kanye West and myself represents to the black community and that makes them very nervous", she added. "Racism exists, but it is far less rampant than ignorance, and ignorance can be cured through experience", wrote Owens.

Following West's tweet, Owens took to Twitter herself to say she was "freaking out" over the hip-hop icon's shoutout. "There is only value in looking forward the future, and that is what I preach and practice every single day..." I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay.

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".