Kanye West who is no stranger to controversy has shown just his support for Donald Trump in a pic that has went viral with him sporting a “Make America Great Again” cap.
West went on a Twitter rant expressing his thoughts and many the responses have been split amongst celebrity counterparts.
Among the most surprising of West’s defenders was Chance the Rapper, the Chicago activist who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
“Black people don’t have to be Democrats,” Chance, the son of then-Senator Obama aide Ken Bennett, tweeted.
He also said he spoke to Kanye two days ago and said “he’s in a great space and not affected by folk tryna question his mental or physical health.”
Shortly after the endorsement, Kanye began taking shots at Obama and his treatment of Chance’s hometown.
“Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed,” he tweeted.
Donald Trump Jr., the President’s eldest son, called Chance’s support “a cultural shift happen(ing) in real time.”
“I respect those willing to take the lead breaking with convention. That takes guts…though there’s a better word for it,” he tweeted with two emoji basketballs.
Jedediah Bila, the former conservative co-host of “The View” seemingly compared Kanye’s situation to her own.
“Welcome to how the mob treats someone with a different opinion. The good news? There are freedom lovers around this country fighting for his right to an opinion, whether we agree with him or not,” she wrote. “I disagree with a lot of what Kanye has said over the years, but I will defend his right to an opinion consistently and vehemently.”
Kim Kardashian also came to her husband’s defense.
“He’s a free thinker, is that not allowed in America? Because some of his ideas differ from yours you have to throw in the mental health card? That’s just not fair. He’s actually out of the sunken place when he’s being himself which is very expressive,” she tweeted.
Although many offered support of the rap star many did not. Including, his often collaborator John Legend who took a brotherly love approach.