But the reaction to West's tweets, in which he called Trump his "brother" with whom he shares "dragon energy", was different, in part because Trump himself weighed in, retweeting two of them.
The sequence of tweets comes after fans bashed a report this week from Hot 97 radio host Ebro Darden that West recently told him, "I love Donald Trump", and defended a previous tweet in which the rapper complimented conservative commentator Candace Owens. He is my brother.
TBH, we've never loved the All of Me singer more.
Yes, Kanye's tweets are random AF but haven't we come to expect that from the fella who famously tweeted about how emotional fonts make him feel?
He later followed up with another tweet which read, "Next President gon be independent".
But many left-leaning artists have turned on the rapper - and reduced themselves to hollow name-calling. In 2011, for example, Hannity mocked West and other wealthy celebrities who made appearances at Occupy Wall Street protests.
Even Kim had to get in on the action to clarify her own stance, first bashing media outlets that were quick to pigeonhole these actions in the "mental health" category and then going on to tackle the Trump debate. She caved because she was painted into a corner by fellow artists and supposed cultural thinkers. They believe what they believe and they're proud of it. "I respect everyone's opinion but I stand my ground".
Some people enthusiastically support West and Barr.
Trump said in an interview with "Fox & Friends" that he knew the rapper "a little bit" and always got along with him, and said that West has noticed the low unemployment rate for black Americans.
"He has good taste", the president said - then praised the rapper for "sticking to his guns".
One thing Kanye West is clearly done with: other people's opinions.
"He sees that stuff and he's smart".
"Westworld" star Jeffrey Wright tweeted, "If you think Donald Trump is a good alternative to anything, you're out of your phucking tree". In a lengthy note to West, Chrissy Teigen's husband reminded Kanye that he's "way too powerful and influential to endorse who [Trump] is and what he stands for". If ever called for at that rally in Washington, D.C., we would have millions of people coming into Washington because they love what's happening.