Donald Trump Jr. is apparently a big rap fan.
“Kanye West is cracking the culture code,” Trump tweeted, describing the new album ― which was described by Rolling Stone as receiving a “largely lukewarm response” ― as the “epitome of fearless creativity” and “dangerous, unapproved ideas.”
Trump also used the album to attack “leftists,” whom he described as always trying to “silence those who are speaking truth” and waging “war on our family and culture.”
Kanye West is cracking the culture code.@kanyewest’s new album #JesusIsKing is the epitome of fearless creativity and “dangerous, unapproved” ideas.Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They’re waging a war on our family and culture.Kanye is a pioneer pic.twitter.com/EmPgLqgGZJ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 29, 2019
However, in a two-hour interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe prior to the album’s release over the weekend, West reaffirmed his support for the president, referencing his tendency to don a red “Make America Great Again” cap:
“And now — I am unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time. It’s not even a question at this point. It’s just a fact. For the greatest artist in human existence to put a red hat on was God’s practical joke to all liberals.”
Despite the album’s so-called “lukewarm” reception, it seems the rapper’s pivot to gospel music has done little to deter his fans. Multiple tracks from the 11-track album have sat within the U.S. Spotify chart’s top 10 in the days following its release, and “Follow God” has topped the U.S. charts every day since its release.
Twitter users were less than impressed by Trump Jr.’s interest in reviewing music:
Pretty sad that only people with rich parents can afford to do music criticism these days. https://t.co/kvb02pAxqw
— Steven Hyden (@Steven_Hyden) October 29, 2019
Mos Def taught us about state surveillance, Dead Prez warned us about American greed, Kweli rapped about police brutality, Killer Mike told us about Reagan, Immortal Technique gave us a blueprint for the revolution…Kanye West said slavery was a choice.🤡 https://t.co/tYSBMoT65f
— Ryan McKinnell (@RyanMcKinnell) October 29, 2019
just gonna leave this right here in case this still the hill y'all wanna die on https://t.co/b3auTRHKcV
— ian (@GALDYTRON) October 29, 2019
Trump’s praise for Kanye’s album is a great reminder to pay attention to who is hyping your work. Could be a giant red flag that you’re lost in the fucking sauce.
— Casey Gerald (@CaseyGerald) October 29, 2019
“KaNyE wEsT iS cRaCkInG tHe CuLtUrE CoDe.” What?? https://t.co/6OXMZdz3ty
— Kas 👻 (@Reaxons__) October 29, 2019
kAnYe iS a PiOnEer 🤡🤡 y’all are talking about the same dude who was JUST rapping about bleached assholes I gtg https://t.co/TXj5GShh9Q
— scarlet (@scarlet_mercado) October 29, 2019
Almost 100% agreed. I fixed your tweet 😁Kanye West is cracking the culture code.@kanyewest’s new album #JesusIsKing is the epitome of fearless creativity and “dangerous, unapproved” ideas.Kanye is a pioneer https://t.co/KidLIwXyzq
— Juan ツ 🤟 (@poppamollydoe) October 29, 2019
Kanye West is cracking the culture code.@kanyewest’s new song #ILoveIt is the epitome of fearless creativity and “dangerous, unapproved” ideas.Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They’re waging a war on our family and culture.Kanye is a pioneer pic.twitter.com/UVDCLHxCwv
— Roger 🎃Spookorny🎃 (@rogformer) October 29, 2019
Congrats on becoming a music critic, dude. Your $50 check will arrive in 4 months.
— Zach Schonfeld (@zzzzaaaacccchhh) October 29, 2019 Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus