Images from a meeting Kanye West attended at The Fader music offices—where he played new songs from his unreleased album—have people on Twitter confused and angry.
West's mismatched fashion choices. The artist and designer showed up wearing a familiar red hat emblazoned with President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign slogan:
"Make America Great Again"
But that alone would not shock anyone. West vocally supports Trump. What caught people off guard involved the rest of West's ensemble.
The rapper chose to pair his MAGA hat with a shirt supporting former NFL player and current Nike spokesperson Colin Kaepernick. Trump referred to Kaepernick as a "son of a bitch" because of his protest over racial inequality and the killing of unarmed Black people by law enforcement.
Twitter had a lot of thoughts on the matter.
11am meetings, amirite @thefader @kanyewest https://t.co/3gtkxzt4I6— Andy Cohn (@Andy Cohn)1538061996.0
Kanye West wearing a MAGA hat and a Colin Kaepernick sweatshirt to the Fader offices to push Yandhi is peak cogniti… https://t.co/mT5P92qeUI— DeBen DeRoazen (@DeBen DeRoazen)1538062726.0
this? this right here? this ain’t it, chief https://t.co/L8GRbzmBv5— DeBen DeRoazen (@DeBen DeRoazen)1538062847.0
@broazay I refuse to believe he actually wore this— A Boy Named Sprinkles (@A Boy Named Sprinkles)1538062766.0
Kanye West wearing a “MAGA” and a Colin Kaepernick t-shirt Here class is an Example of an Oxymoron. Retweet! https://t.co/bHSqFjaRUG— StanceGrounded (@StanceGrounded)1538105460.0
Kanye wearing a MAGA hat and Kaepernick shirt https://t.co/4SyJyoI4Xy— bhinestone cowroy (@bhinestone cowroy)1538064545.0
Kanye is at the The FADER officers wearing a MAGA hat and a Kaepernick sweatshirt. Together. At the same time. Y'al… https://t.co/IpLxR0synX— Unruly Youth (@Unruly Youth)1538063680.0
Kanye is really wearing a MAGA hat with a Kaepernick sweatshirt. The level of disrespect is appalling. https://t.co/IDVaLA9THG— brittny pierre (@brittny pierre)1538063686.0
I'm really looking forward to never listening to another Kanye album again, Kaepernick sweatshirt with a MAGA hat.… https://t.co/hBy0Db5Dhp— Jordan Zirm (@Jordan Zirm)1538064322.0
kanye definitely thinks he's deep for waering the maga hat with the kaepernick sweatshirt lol— clown baby (@clown baby)1538154761.0
Kanye thinks wearing a MAGA hat and Kaepernick sweater together makes a statement and that statement is “I’m a dumbass”.— desert trash (@desert trash)1538150355.0
Y'all I'm seeing a glitch in The Matrix: Kanye out here in both a MAGA hat *and* a Kaepernick hoodie. Get yourself… https://t.co/N6qjDCECi8— Mattias Lehman 🌅 (@Mattias Lehman 🌅)1538144929.0
But apparently West had an explanation.
Although it failed to impress most people.
@broazay @_killakate_ The idea behind was explained. Half the people losing they mind over a picture without a cont… https://t.co/i70rJVH7fa— Mossen (@Mossen)1538133786.0
@mossenworld @_killakate_ That’s what cognitive dissonance is.— DeBen DeRoazen (@DeBen DeRoazen)1538133875.0
@broazay @_killakate_ But that's the thing.. I don't think it is. In the interview he said he redesigned the hat an… https://t.co/0mb6kUkAXJ— Mossen (@Mossen)1538134166.0
@mossenworld @broazay @_killakate_ How did he redesign it?— Nxhj (@Nxhj)1538136641.0
@mossenworld @Nahj_10 @_killakate_ he made cosmetic changes to a political symbol. his thought and intent changes n… https://t.co/3fdDM4YXU2— DeBen DeRoazen (@DeBen DeRoazen)1538137618.0
@broazay @Nahj_10 @_killakate_ Agree but thought we are talking about his stance and what he is trying to get it to… https://t.co/rtsBMXyDJi— Mossen (@Mossen)1538138394.0
@mossenworld @broazay @Nahj_10 @_killakate_ his heart isn't in the right, he's 41 years old and thinks being contra… https://t.co/ZgE37qWSvq— thierry ennui (@thierry ennui)1538138963.0
@jdotlarge @broazay @Nahj_10 @_killakate_ Understand where you're coming from but I dont think I agree with it. Eve… https://t.co/rcM4TBFUvB— Mossen (@Mossen)1538139319.0
@mossenworld @broazay @Nahj_10 @_killakate_ can't unite two sides without dismantling power structures. ye has an a… https://t.co/2lFQVdc2sE— thierry ennui (@thierry ennui)1538139836.0
@jdotlarge @broazay @Nahj_10 @_killakate_ But to assume without trying? Hows that smart. I dont know about everyone… https://t.co/XUxHS5k62v— Mossen (@Mossen)1538140269.0
West proves himself an expert once again in gaining media attention at all the right times. His latest album comes out Saturday.