Kanye West tweets support for conservative YouTube star

Kanye West met with Donald Trump in December 2016, but quickly deleted his tweets about the President after being heavily criticised.
Kanye West met with Donald Trump in December 2016, but quickly deleted his tweets about the President after being heavily criticised. Photo credit: Getty

Kanye West has spoken out in support of a black conservative YouTube personality, Candace Owens.

"I like the way Candace Owens thinks," wrote West on Sunday morning. 

Owens has been compared to conservative commentator Tomi Lahren, as she too often shares controversial views on racism.

She has called Black Lives Matter protestors "whiny toddlers" and labelled US President Donald Trump the "saviour" of the United States.

Owens responded to West's tweet, citing him as an inspiration to her.

"I'm freaking out. Kanye West please take a meeting with me. I tell every single person that everything that I have been inspired to do, was written in your music," she wrote.

"I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay. I need you to help wake up the black community."  

Soon after the election of Donald Trump, West told his concert audience he would have voted for him.

"I told y'all I didn't vote, right? But if I would've voted, I would've voted for Trump," he said.

West met with Trump in December 2016, but quickly deleted his tweets about the President after being heavily criticised.

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