Kanye West has been in full damage control mode trying to convince fans that he's departed from the "sunken place" and is heartily sorry for his comments about slavery and unwavering support for Donald Trump.
A recent fashion statement made by the Ye rapper left fans, who were hopeful that the "old Kanye" resurfaced, confused about his real stance and motives.
Kanye West wearing a MAGA hat and a Colin Kaepernick sweatshirt to the Fader offices to push Yandhi is peak cognitive dissonance and clickbait, but more importantly it’s a 0/10 fit— 𝖇𝖗𝖔𝖆𝖟𝖆𝖞 (@broazay) September 27, 2018
lol.— fooler initiative (@metroadlib) September 28, 2018
nobody on the PLANET is exhausted?https://t.co/YFkFZWLPgm
If Kanye West is wearing a MAGA hat that means he supports Donald Trump and Trumps views. Therefore he supports #Kavanaugh therefore Kanye West trash— Luna Lovegood (@thenameisCK) September 28, 2018
I find Kanye West and those who idolize him really tiring. His blatant narcissism, his “profound” tweets, and his most recent decision to pair a MAGA hat with a Kaepernick sweatshirt make him boring and unworthy of praise.— Savannah Brooks (@acousticcrowds) September 28, 2018
Kanye West has lost his mind wearing a maga hat and a Colin kaepernick sweater at the same time. I can't even right now. pic.twitter.com/kweLWN6kFU— Jason Tambis (@jasontambis) September 27, 2018
Kanye West wearing a maga hat and kaepernick. Dude is a fiend for attention. This what everyone should do: pic.twitter.com/sDVh7PrVqW— Peter Fitz (@JoeyPeabot) September 28, 2018
No other celebrity can endorse MAGA and yet continue to top charts and go platinum on his records. Kanye is truly a generational artist.— 👑 (@AnfieldAn) September 27, 2018
Kanye West wearing a MAGA hat with a Colin Kap sweatshirt is fucking hilarious. Lighten up people— mike kennedy (@Mikee_Kennedyy) September 28, 2018
i think kanye is stripping away all value of what was the maga hat and owning it. changing a symbol pf hate to a symbol of unity and freethinking— pedro (@peluvidro) September 27, 2018
He is trying 2 be bipartisan🤷🏽♀️— Myshell Webster (@Myshellanne) September 28, 2018
Kanye West pairs a MAGA hat with a Colin Kaepernick sweater https://t.co/fJNskfIpzU
(Y’all still think Kanye crazy , that man know exactly what to do to get people talking ) Kanye West pairs a MAGA hat with a Colin Kaepernick sweater https://t.co/zbuzFnuajV— Music Junky (@BreakTheCrown) September 28, 2018
According to TMZ, Ye reportedly changed the brim and shape of the front of the hat. He also claims to have put "positive energy" into the hat that many people have associated with racism.
This is just the latest in a series of questionable decisions from the emcee. On Wednesday (September 26), fans of Kanye West called him out for supporting A$AP Bari in the wake of his controversial sexual assault in July 2017.
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