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Kanye Drops Democrat-Triggering ‘Plantation’ Line In New Trump Rap

   DailyWire.com

In a new rap about his “love” for Donald Trump and MAGA with rapper T.I., Kanye West continues to target the divisive and rigid narratives of the Left and, in particular, the Democratic Party, which he compares to a “plantation.”

“See that’s the problem with this damn nation,” says West. “All blacks gotta be Democrats. Man, we ain’t made it off the plantation.”

The song, “Ye vs. the People,” which debuted Friday evening on radio station Power 106, is a back and forth between West and T.I. about West’s announcement of his support for Trump, which T.I. strongly pushes back against while West stands firm. The song serves as a way for West to more thoroughly explain his support for MAGA and demonstrates his willingness to hear and address criticism for his stance.

Kanye begins by praising Obama, but then noting one reason he’s particularly glad Trump won. “I know Obama was Heaven-sent, but ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be President.” T.I. counters by accusing him of going against his own teachings, but West says he’s actually just doing what he always does by “goin’ against the grain.” He then says T.I. is just “readin’ the headlines” and continuing with the “choosin-side sh*t,” which leads to this exchange:

T.I.: It’s bigger than your selfish agenda
If your election ain’t gon’ stop police from murderin’ n*ggas, then sh*t…

K: Bruh, I never ever stopped fightin’ for the people
Actually, wearin’ the hat’ll show people that we equal

T.I.: You gotta see the vantage point of the people
What makes you feel equal makes them feel evil

K: See that’s the problem with this damn nation
All Blacks gotta be Democrats, man, we ain’t made it off the plantation

When T.I. cites Kanye’s responsibility to promote “the greater good,” Kanye responds by suggesting he’s countering hate with love and moving beyond “cultural” limits:

Y’all been leadin’ with hate, see I just approach it different
Like a gang truce, the first Blood to shake the Crip’s hand
I know everybody emotional
Is it better if I rap about crack? Huh? ‘Cause it’s cultural?
Or how about I’ma shoot you, or f*ck your b*tch?
Or how about all this Gucci, ’cause I’m f*ckin’ rich?

Here is the song followed by the lyrics via Genius:

K: I know Obama was Heaven-sent
But ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be President

T.I.: Yeah, you can, at what cost though?
Don’t that go against the teachings that Ye taught for?

K: Yo, Tip, I hear your side and everybody talk, though
But ain’t goin’ against the grain everything I fought for?

T.I.: Prolly so, Ye, but where you tryna go with this?
It’s some sh*t you just don’t align with and don’t go against

K: You just readin’ the headlines, you don’t see the fine print
You on some choosin’-side sh*t, I’m on some unified shit

T.I.: It’s bigger than your selfish agenda
If your election ain’t gon’ stop police from murderin’ n*ggas, then sh*t…

K: Bruh, I never ever stopped fightin’ for the people
Actually, wearin’ the hat’ll show people that we equal

T.I.: You gotta see the vantage point of the people
What makes you feel equal makes them feel evil

K: 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.: F*ck who you choose as your political party
You representin’ dudes just seem crude and cold-hearted

With blatant disregard for the people who put you in position
Don’t you feel an obligation to them?

K: I feel a obligation to show people new ideas
And if you wanna hear ’em, there go two right here
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 questionin’ my methods

T.I.: What you willin’ to lose for the point to be proved?
This sh*t is stubborn, selfish, bullheaded, even for you
You wore a dusty-ass hat to represent the same views
As white supremacy, man, we expect better from you
All them times you sounded crazy, we defended you, homie
Not just to be let down when we depend on you, homie
That’s why it’s important to know what direction you’re goin’ now
‘Cause everything that you built can be destroyed and torn down

K: You think I ain’t concerned about how I affect the past?
I mean, that hat stayed in my closet like ’bout a year and a half
Then one day I was like, “F*ck it, I’ma do me”
I was in the sunken place and then I found the new me
Not worried about some image that I gotta keep up
Lot of people agree with me, but they’re too scared to speak up

T.I.: The greater good of the people is first
Have you considered all the damage and the people you hurt?
You had a bad idea, and you’re makin’ it worse
This sh*t’s just as bad as Catholic preachers rapin’ in church

K: Y’all been leadin’ with hate, see I just approach it different
Like a gang truce, the first Blood to shake the Crip’s hand
I know everybody emotional
Is it better if I rap about crack? Huh? ‘Cause it’s cultural?
Or how about I’ma shoot you, or f*ck your b*tch?
Or how about all this Gucci, ’cause I’m f*ckin’ rich?

T.I.: You’ll deal with God for the lack of respect
Startin’ to make it seem like Donnie cut you a check
Now you toyin’ with hot lava, better be careful with that
What’s it mean to gain the world if you ain’t standin’ for sh*t?
Okay I gotta say it, Ye, you sound high as a bitch
Yeah, genocide and slavery, we should just try and forget
And all that free thought shit, find a better defense
But if Ye just stuck in his way, he can leave it at that
F*** it

H/t Allahpundit