This Is the 1 Thing That Kanye West Admires About Donald Trump

Despite rumors questioning his sanity and many opposing voices of his fellow celebrities, Kanye West won’t stop praising Donald Trump. And considering this is the man who once proclaimed that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” it seems odd that Kanye has decided to board the Trump train. But Kanye’s reasons for doing so aren’t what you might expect — in fact, the real reason he admires Trump is shocking (even for Kayne).

Is it political?

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He is more of an independent thinker. | Kanye West via Twitter

Believe it or not, Kanye’s reasons for loving Trump have nothing to do with politics. In fact, after some pro-Trump tweets, he tweeted: “My wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don’t agree with everything Trump does. I don’t agree 100% with anyone but myself.” He later added that he didn’t consider himself a Republican or a Democrat.

Next: Does Kanye have marketing on the mind?

Is it cultural?

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They have a lot in common. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Donald Trump and Kanye West seem to have a mutual fascination with each other.  We can’t imagine what one rich narcissistic man could find so interesting about another.

Next: Are we being tricked?

Is it a marketing ploy?

Kanye West in a tan shirt with his hand on his head looking on

Is it a weird promotion for an album? | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Could Kanye be trying to get people’s attention on purpose? Could he have a new album coming out like he’s alluded to, or something else that would require publicity? If so, this may be the wrong way of doing it — the general public isn’t very fond of Kanye at the moment.

Next: This is the real reason Kanye loves Trump.

 Dragon energy

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He admires Trump for defying norms. | Kanye West via Twitter

In short, Kanye admires Trump for his “dragon energy,” claiming in a tweet he and Trump are brothers who both have dragon energy.

He clarified his statements later, adding that he admires Trump as a fellow polarizing figure, someone who defies norms and expectations.

Next: Kanye isn’t exactly earning major points with his wife.

Kim isn’t happy…

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She has made it clear she isn’t a Trump fan. | Kim Kardashian West via Twitter

While Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian West has defended him on Twitter, sources close to the couple say she’s worried about him. Kim is also worried her fans will think she supports Trump as well, which she doesn’t.

Next: Kanye got some attention from the president.

… but President Trump is thrilled.

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He is bragging about Kanye’s support. | Donald J. Trump via Twitter

There’s one person that’s definitely happy about Kanye’s latest MAGA tweets, and that’s the president himself. Trump tweeted “Thank you, Kanye! Very cool” in response to Kanye’s Twitter tirade, and he even bragged to members of the NRA that Kanye helped his approval ratings among black people go up.

Next: Remember, this isn’t the first meltdown for Kanye.

He’s still fresh from his last breakdown

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His breakdown was due to prescription drugs. | Jewel Samad/Getty Images

Whether you agree with Kanye’s suddenly conservative views or not, it is worth noting that the last time Kanye praised Trump, he was in the middle of a nervous breakdown. He recently admitted his 2016 breakdown was due to a prescription drug addiction he got after having liposuction. And since it’s entirely easy to fall back into those habits, it’s possible Kanye’s issues go way beyond his Twitter account.

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