Part rap superstar, part fashion icon, part professional provocateur, Kanye West turned heads on social media on Wednesday when he posted a picture of himself wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Complex identified the two other men picture with West as Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge and music industry executive Lyor Cohen.
West followed the star-studded selfie photo with another captioned, “my MAGA hat is signed.”
The Grammy-winner also hinted at a potential meeting between himself and President Trump supporter-venture capitalist Peter Thiel.
“I’m so happy to hear that Peter Thiel would like to take a meeting. I feel very optimistic about the future,” West wrote.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kanye West had posted, “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”
You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.
— ye (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Some users, most notably conservatives, were quick to celebrate West’s MAGA fashion choice.
Yesssss Kanye!!!! Yes!!!!!!!
— Cassandra Fairbanks ❤️⏳ (@CassandraRules) April 25, 2018
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) April 25, 2018
We love this Kanye
— lana del fenty (@glamourizes) April 25, 2018
lolololololololololol Kanye is trying to break the internet. https://t.co/oTtUTFy45U
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) April 25, 2018
However, the musician received hundreds of angry replies from left-wing users, with one declaring, “This is the tweet that ended you.”
This is the tweet that ended you.
— PrestoE (@PrestoE87) April 25, 2018
burn the hat
— Ἴ (@jaypck) April 25, 2018
— bilaal (@viper5801) April 25, 2018
never thought it would happen but i officially miss the old kanye
— L.A.S. (@SartoriallyInc) April 25, 2018
Kanye West was cancelled a long time ago.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) April 25, 2018
— Mykie (@GlamandGore) April 25, 2018
big shift from kanye's stance on george w. bush in 2005. now kanye is george w. bush in 2005
— helen (@helen) April 25, 2018