Kanye West broke a nearly 24-hour silence to tweet about how great he thinks naps are, and liberals immediately assumed he was doing damage control after over a week of stirring the pot.
naps are awesome
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 6, 2018
Some thought his intent was to throw out a random benign thought that might distract everyone from his comments about President Donald Trump and whether or not slavery was a choice — and they were quick to remind him that they weren’t letting it go.
Slavery quotes https://t.co/9S1EKgY2YQ
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) May 6, 2018
Yeah, but are they a choice? https://t.co/2KiqxIPnVd
— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) May 6, 2018
Go back to sleep, Ye.
— Arthur Lynch (@alynch1788) May 6, 2018
You still asleep bro
— Jeremy Wein (@thismyshow) May 6, 2018
Others, like CNN’s Brian Stelter, thought West’s plan was to find something that would resonate with the people he may have alienated and begin to bring them back around.
I’ve alienated millions of my fans. I’ve angered many of my friends. I’m lost. What do I do now? Wait, what does EVERYONE agree on? Oh I know– https://t.co/y7yfPJuuSv
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 6, 2018
This is a How To Win People Back 101 tweet. https://t.co/XoJeb9Lic7
— Trent (@BarstoolTrent) May 6, 2018