"... Why would someone who thrived in the Reaganomics era want to hear about the damaging effects of reduced social spending, or believe in a government operation like COINTELPRO? A song like YG's "Fuck Donald Trump" isn't likely to be the anthem of choice at the far-right's next Tiki Torch Hate March. Until now, West's politically charged music has been preaching to an audience who already shares his same political views.
"Could this apparent change in values be just an extreme measure to penetrate an otherwise hostile audience? West's new plan could be to capture the right's ear, gain their trust and then start whispering his left-wing ideals. And who else but Kanye West is capable of such upper-echelon trolling?
"West could be setting the world up for some of the boldest, sharpest, most overtly liberal music of his career and all of his latest antics, including "Ye vs. the People" — the loosie he dropped over the weekend — could be serving as bait. On the surface, the song seems like a defense of his pro-Trump stance, but they take on a double meaning if you consider West to be a liberal Trojan horse: "You just reading the headlines, you don't see the fine print"; "I never ever stopped fighting for the people" and the true gem: "Make America Great Again had a negative perception / I took it, wore it, rocked it, gave it a new direction / Added empathy, care and love and affection / And y'all simply questioning my methods." Is West secretly luring the right into a trap?
"If so, his strategy could be working. Trump, easily moved by flattery, has endorsed his "dragon energy" comrade West on Twitter, and there are rumours that the two could be meeting up for dinner at the White House soon. Will they discuss prison reform over wine? Chew the fat about racial inequality? Is this meeting a ploy for West to gather intel for his own presidential campaign? It could be. Maybe West is a sly and sneaky genius and we have nothing to worry about.
"Alternately, West is quite serious and we're on the brink of the apocalypse."
– Excerpted from a feature posted by A. Harmony on the Exclaim! website, entitledReally, Kanye? Is the World's Biggest Rapper On a Secret Quest to Bring Down Trump?