Kanye West released another song just after a few hours dropping his latest track “Lift Yourself.”
The 40-year-old rapper’s “Ye vs. the People” featuring rapper T.I., remarked debut on Friday evening on radio station, Power 106.
Kanye and T.I. explain their different perspectives in the track, seemingly addressing Kanye’s recent behavior and controversial social media activities.
The father of three begin the single by rapping, “I know Obama was heaven-sent, but ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be President.”
The 37-year-old T.I. asked Kanye, “Yeah you can, at what cost though?” For those who aren’t aware, T.I. has previously opened up about his support for Trump, he even publically called the president “my brother.” Although, he later took to Twitter to clarified that he doesn’t “agree with everything Trump does.”
Kanye also went on to explain that why he was wearing one of Trump’s MAGA caps — which refers to Make America Great Again — he posted a pictured of MAGA cap on social media earlier this week, which appeared to be signed by President Trump himself.
Kanye, who was spotted wearing the red MAGA cap as the rapper his studio in Calabasas, California, April 25, Wednesday, said, “Bruh, I never ever stopped fightin’ for the people. Actually wearing the hat is to show people that we’re equal.”
T.I. responded: “You gotta see the finer point of the people.” He explained, “What makes you feel equal makes them feel evil.”
Kanye quickly responded: “See that’s the problem with this damn nation. All blacks gotta be Democrats. Man, we ain’t made it off the plantation.”
T.I., who isn’t Kanye’s first friend to raise question about his political stance, asked him, “You in a position, don’t you feel an obligation to them?” His friend, John Legend also texted him asking Kanye to “reconsider aligning yourself with Trump,” which the 40-year-old shared in one of his tweet on Thursday.
“I feel an obligation to show people new ideas and if you want to hear ’em, here go two right here,” Kanye raps. “‘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 sympathy questioning my methods?”