Kanye West Appreciates Flattery From Trump-Loving ‘Dilbert’ Creator

Kanye West's recent support of conservative commentator Candace Owens and reported love for Donald Trump have garnered him some odd comrades.

Dilbert creator and noted Donald Trump admirer Scott Adams is a longtime Kanye West backer. In 2015, Adams said Yeezy was almost certainly going to win the 2032 presidential election. Yes, really

So it was no surprise when on Sunday morning, Adams uploaded a confusing 22-minute monologue about Trump, North Korea, and why we're in a new “Golden Age.”

But two-thirds of the way through the monologue, another name came up—Kanye West. Adams said that Kanye's support for Owens “ripped a hole in reality.” 

Adams said he didn't know West's politics, but said the rap icon “knows history doesn't repeat. He's not a prisoner of the mind… Kanye, in seven words, unlocked a mental prison and is bringing you to the Golden Age.”

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Kanye apparently appreciated the compliment, quote-tweeting different sections of Adams' video nine times in a row.

Adams has a habit of representing anything Donald Trump does—even the most obvious gaffes or lies—as a brilliant move of “three-dimensional chess.” Seems like he's now extending this pattern to West as well.

Here's where Kanye went with the praise:

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Kanye West Says He ‘Loves’ How Conservative YouTuber Candace Owens Thinks

Kanye West is showing support for black conservative YouTube personality Candace Owens.

“I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” read Ye's tweet from Saturday morning. Owens has been compared to Tomi Lahren for sharing controversial views on racism. This includes claiming “white guilt” should stop, calling Black Lives Matter protestors “whiny toddlers,” and saying the “color of a person's skin should not determine what issues they are allowed to care about.”

Owens has since responded to West's tweet by asking for a meeting and revealing that “everything that I have been inspired to do, was written in your music.” She also asked for his help to “wake up the black community.”

This isn't the first time 'Ye voiced support for conservatives. Two years ago, he told the audience at his Saint Pablo tour that he would have voted for Donald Trump.

“I told y’all I didn’t vote, right?” he said. “But if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted for Trump.” He also added, “We live in a racist country. That is a fact. This world is racist, OK? Let’s stop being distracted to focus on that as much.” Ye also met with the then-candidate.

West has also claimed classism as a major issue as opposed to racism.

“I wanted to take this step to say we got this new thing called classism. It's racism's cousin,” he said in a 2013 interview with Zane Lowe around the 6:00 mark. “This is what we do to hold people back. This is what we do. And we got this other thing that's also been working for a long time. It's called self-hate. It works on itself. It's like real estate of racism.”

He later continued: “When someone comes up and says, 'I am a God,' everybody says, 'Who does he think he is?' I just told you who I thought I was. A god. Would it have been better if I had a song that said, 'I'm a Gangster' or if I had a song that said, 'I'm a Pimp,' all those colors fit better on a person like me, right?”

Since Ye's tweet, he's received support from other notable conservatives, including Roseanne Barr.

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It Looks Like Takashi Murakami Is Creating Artwork for the Kanye West and Kid Cudi Collaboration

It appears Takashi Murakami and Kanye West will resume their working relationship, after West tweeted what looks like artwork related to his upcoming Kids See Ghost collaboration with Kid Cudi.

Saturday, West dropped a pair of images via Twitter containing the Kids See Ghost tagline and Japanese writing. West’s only additional bit of info was the words “Murakami vibes.”

 

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A post shared by Coodie (@coodierock) on Aug 11, 2017 at 3:58am PDT

West, Cudi, and Murakami originally sparked rumors of some type of collaboration back in August 2017, when Instagram pictures of them posing with director Coodie Simmons popped up. Murakami famously did the cover art for Graduation and directed the video for “Good Morning.”

On April 19, West revealed he and Cudi would release Kids See Ghost on June 8.

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Kim Kardashian: ‘Kanye & Cudi Album Might Actually Be My Favorite’

Yesterday (April 19), Kanye West announced a slew of new albums coming from GOOD Music. Among the announcements he shared on Twitter, he promised new records from Pusha T and Teyana Taylor, as well as two new projects from him. Even better, one of the LPs is set to be a full-length collaboration between him and Kid Cudi, and both of them will be arriving in June just a week apart from one another. With four new GOOD Music releases on the way very soon, Kim Kardashian joined in on the Twitter hype.

Cudi jumped in on the fun too, responding to her tweet with emoji love.

 

Referencing Kanye's track “Champions” with a gif of a “Ye' button,” Kim started off a series of tweets by letting everyone know she's already had a chance to listen to GOOD Music's upcoming slate of new records. First up, she tweeted her approval of Teyana Taylor's long-delayed album, which Kanye announced is arriving on June 22. 

She explained that she got to hear Teyana's album during Kourtney Kardashian's birthday party, which she said turned into an impromptu “album listen party.”

Perhaps the most exciting of all her teases, though, is what she says about Kids See Ghost, the collaborative project from Cudi and 'Ye that's dropping June 8.

While she didn't give her thoughts on Pusha T or Kanye's solo records, it's safe to say we're expecting great things from those as well. Kim just made the wait for June all the more difficult, but at least May 25 will give us Pusha's next release, with Kanye's eighth studio album arriving just one week later on June 1.

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Nick Cannon Shares an Incredible Kanye West Story

Nick Cannon has been in entertainment over half his life. He's a rapper, actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, film producer, and television personality. He's literally done it all.

So it's only right we brought him in for the second episode of Delete Your History. He dished out some advice for young rappers, discussed why it sucked opening for Dave Chappelle, and shared an incredible story about a young Kanye West. Check out the full episode above, and let us know who else you want to see on Delete Your History in the comments.

Watch Marlon Wayans roast Lil Pump on Delete Your History below. 

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Young Thug and Future Drop “Group Home” Video

As we wait for the better-be-inevitable Super Slimey sequel, why not dive into a new visual from the Young “SEX” Thug and Future collab project?

The cinematic “Group Home” video was directed by Videogod, who has previously flipped songs by Wiz Khalifa and Gucci Mane into memorable slices of film. See the appropriately super and slimey video for the TM88 and Fuse 100-produced track below:

Thugger and Future's 13-track tape was unveiled back in October and also saw production assists from Richie Souf, Southside, Wheezy, and more. For the project's only guest spot, the two enlisted Offset for the highlight “Patek Water,” which now stands as one of many examples of Offset's underappreciated solo charisma.

The chances of a Slimey sequel are, if nothing else, not terrible. At the time of the tape's release, Southside told Complex that those 13 tracks “aren't even the hardest” of what they wrote together. He added that “it might not even be a Super Slimey 2,” but instead “What a Slime to Be Alive” up next. “We are with the element of surprise,” he said.

Slimey hashtags were also tossed around in the recent swarm of pictures showing Thugger in the studio with Travis Barker, though Thugger ​did vow to hold off on dropping new music in 2018 in honor of his deaf brother

Future, meanwhile, has a full slate of music plans for the year ahead including music for Director X's Superfly revival.​ Just last month, he teased new music in the film's first trailer:

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