Here are the celebrities who have apparently unfollowed Kanye West on Twitter
Oooh sit tight folks, because a juicy Twitter war is unfolding right before our very eyes. Kanye West has been firing out tweet after tweet in the past week after a year-long social media silence, and the things he has to say appear to be becoming increasingly polartising. In fact, a handful of tweets the rapper spurted out in the past few days have caused a huge number of high-profile celebrities to call him out – or worse – unfollow him.
As well as announcing the release of five new albums he's produced, Kanye's been offering his 27 million Twitter followers stream-of-consciousness-like words of wisdom like "everyone should be their own biggest fan" and "I’ve always had a desire to do things people wouldn’t even think to do".
He's been applauding fellow entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook in his tweets, and yesterday, the 40-year-old showed his support for President Donald Trump (again) but proudly uploading a MAGA hat that he had gotten signed.
While the Yeezus star has always had a very extroverted, ego-centric personality (it's really what he can base his success on, after all), his support for the current President of the United States has left people divided. Kanye's been a Trump supporter since the 2016 election, but since the start of his term in office, not many people – and especially not many marginalized people – have been too enthusiastic about his presidency and the problematic policies he's enforced. This has consequently left many people disenchanted with the rapper at his praise for the president.
The damage to Kanye's fanbase? Well, it's pretty big. Kanye reportedly lost nine million followers in eight minutes after the post, including some of his own family members.
The list of celebrities that have unfollowed Kanye since his MAGA tweet include Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Katy Perry, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. So did Teyana Taylor, Travis Scott and Pusha T, all of whom worked with Kanye on the new albums he announced would be released soon.
Jaden Smith tweeted about "false idols", and John Legend wrote in a series of tweets that racism is still well and truly alive in modern society, and that "brilliant artists" "can't be blind to the truth".
The Kardashian-Jenner family chat must be going wild right now, with his sisters-in-law Kylie, Khloé and Kourtney all unfollowing him yesterday. Kendall never followed him, and interestingly – Kris just started following him.
Jordan Peele, director of the horror movie Get Out (which explores systematic racism) unfollowed Kanye, retweeting the rapper's "sunken place" tweet to say he's got new inspiration for a sequel.
The official Adidas account unfollowed the Yeezy fashion designer, shortly after he thanked the brand for their support for his shoe line. LOL.
And what did his wife have to say? Well, apparently she called him in order to have a private chat about his tweets and asked him to elaborate on his stance with the president.
Kim also took to Twitter, slamming reports that Kanye was having mental health issues and reiterating his right to have an opinion, even if it conflicts with others.
Never has there been a more appropriate time for it: