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Kanye West Defends His Support Of Donald Trump In New Song “Ye Vs. The People”

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Two new Kanye West songs have hit the internet, one of which finds the rapper speaking of his support of Donald Trump.

READ: Kanye West Tweets A Photo Of Himself Wearing Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” Hat

The first one, titled “Lift Yourself,” is a track that West put on his own website Friday. The song starts off well, with West sampling the 1973 Amnesty song Liberty. Then, halfway through, the song takes a bizarre turn as West provides arguably some of the most unintelligible raps of his career.

“What they don’t really realize, though, this next verse, this next verse, though, these bars,” the Chicago rapper states before rapping the following: “Whoopdedy-scoop, whoopdedy-whoop-scoop-poop / Poop / Poop.”

West had first teased the song in a tweet, saying that “I’m going to drop a song with a verse that will bring Ebro the closure he’s been seeking.”

The other song that has popped up is titled “Ye vs. The People,” which debuted Friday on Los Angeles radio station Power 106. The track finds West defending his support of Trump as well as debating rapper T.I.

“I know Obama was Heaven sent, but ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be president,” West opens up the song with. He then goes on to rap: “Make America Great Again had a negative reception. I took it, wore it, rocked it gave it a new direction. Added empathy, care and love and affection, and y’all simply questionin’ my methods.”

West and T.I. likely recorded the track on Thursday after spending the day together. T.I. had taken to Instagram to speak on his meeting with West, writing on his Instagram Story that he refuses to give up on him and the “old Ye” is too important.

“Lift Yourself” can be listened to here. A snippet of “Ye vs. The People” can be heard below.

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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