West's recent pro-Trump discourse began on Saturday when he tweeted support for African-American conservative commentator Candace Owens, who does not believe in police brutality or the existence of oppression in her own community. "Kanye and Yeezy is a very important part of our brand from a revenue standpoint.It's a very important part of how we promote our products, particularly in the USA and other parts of the world". "That's where I'm going to leave it".
"When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years?!"
In another Trumpian touch, West later took to Twitter to criticize media coverage of his remarks, saying he meant "we can't be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years".
Some of those tweets have since been deleted.
Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted told CNBC's Squawk on the Street program Thursday morning, "Kanye has helped us.have a great comeback in the U.S. Not only because of him, but also because of him". I know the music is gonna be fire, every time he drops it's a cultural moment, it's an event. "I am the descendant of slaves who refused to die and we all are if you're black and in America". "So, prison is something that unites us as one race".
While it has not been confirmed that he's living with a mental illness, it is important to note that in November of 2016, Kanye was hospitalized for mental health issues and ended his tour. As someone who survived suicide and now battles a chronic mental illness, there was only so much I could find amusing, and this situation walks a thin line between humorous and sad. I've not had any conversations with Kanye over the last 24 hours...
"We need to have open discussions and ideas on unsettled pain", he said, per The Independent.
This is not the first time there was an uproar on Twitter when a black man showed signs of being mentally unstable. But I do want to focus on the core, what the company's about is delivering the best sporting goods products in the world, and having our consumers buy those products, and that's what's happening right now in the marketplace.
"There clearly are some comments we don't support", he said, according to the report. I don't think he said it with the intention to hurt anybody.