Who Is Candace Owens?

Laverne Mann
April 24, 2018

Taylor Hill/Getty Images for The MeadowsFans of Kanye West are well aware of the rapper's fondness for speaking his mind on social media, but it seems as though many people weren't prepared for one of Ye's latest tweets.

A Saturday tweet from hip-hop star Kanye West in support of Candace Owens, a conservative African-American figure who has appeared on InfoWars and ridiculed Black Lives Matter, stirred political controversy over the weekend. The old Kanye would have spoken up against Candace, similar to the position he took during Hurricane Katrina when he told the world [George W.] Bush didn't like black people. Also on Monday, West apparently reaffirmed his love of Trump on multiple occasions in a conversation with radio host Ebro Darden. "I don't know why people like being oppressed", she explained.

A former Democrat who has become an outspoken conservative and President Trump supporter, Candace Owens created the Red Pill Black YouTube channel which has almost 200,000 subscribers and has generated millions of pages views with viral monologues.

He said West didn't endorse Owens' beliefs, just her freedom of thought.

Kanye mirrored some of Owens' thought in several tweets. He later invited him to the show on Twitter.

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Donald Trump and Kanye West meet at Trump Towers on December 13, 2016.

On HOT 97's "Ebro In The Morning", the titular host shared a phone conversation that he recently had with the "All Of The Lights" rapper. Added to that, he more recently made a decision to record video footage of Dilbert creator Scott Adams, further pushing conservative ideals to the masses. Adams' video is a roundabout explainer for why he believes West could one day become president.

West even offered his own commentary on the way. Musk reciprocated with a retweet.

"I can guarantee you, what you're seeing happening is victim mentality versus victor mentality!"

Tess Cagle is a frequent contributor to the Daily Dot, writing for all six sections of the publication with a focus on politics, lifestyle, entertainment, and TV reviews.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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