Kanye West’s promise to stay out of politics did not last for long.
The “Jesus Walks” rapper ushered in 2019 with his latest political rant on Twitter. He praised U.S. President Donald Trump, questioned black Democrats, and even teased running for office. Basically, nothing has changed from one year to the next.
“Trump all day,” West tweeted around 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on New Year’s Day. West seems to have been on Twitter all day, writing and re-tweeting more content than this writer has time to scroll through. “Just so in 2019 you know where I stand,” he continued. “They will not program me. Blacks are 90 per cent Democrats. That sounds like control to me.”
“We will change the world. God is on my side. I am a Christian. I am a taxpayer. I am myself. God is with us,” the 41-year-old musician expressed. “Freethought.”
Perhaps most exciting — or most concerning, depending on which side of Team West you stand — he tweeted, “2024.” possibly alluding to a future U.S. presidential campaign.
West also announced he has either recorded or will appear live on an episode of the ultra-popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” with comedian and television personality Joe Rogan. The former “Fear Factor” host and current UFC commentator has welcomed guests, such as Elon Musk, Russell Brand, Jordan Peterson, and many others.
Rogan invited West on his show on Dec. 15 after West expressed an urge “to do a serious interview speaking on mental health. It seems as though all members of the press are afraid.”
“I would be happy to talk to you about it for as long as you’d like,” Rogan responded. The podcast host has yet to confirm a recording session with West took place.