Following the end of a week in which he professed his love for US President Donald Trump and said something about “dragon blood,”Kanye West has decided to release a song titled Lift Yourself.
The lyrics of the song confirm his support of the Trump administration to the disappointment of many of his fans.
Lift Yourself also works around a gospel sample, builds in a bass-heavy beat, then descends into a farce as West starts spouting gibberish about Poopa Scoopas.
Lift Yourself https://t.co/shjFIROujA
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 28, 2018
Following the release of “Lift Yourself,” Kanye debuted more new music with a politically charged song featuring T.I. called “Ye vs. The People.” Listen to that one here.
West defends his embrace of Trump, notably the picture he tweeted of himself wearing a Trump campaign hat.
“Make America Great Again had a negative reception. 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,” he says.
T.I. returns fire in alternating rhymes and gets in a personal barb at West: “This s**t is stubborn, selfish, bullheaded, even for you.”
The song ends with Kanye saying, “Alright T.I.P., we could be rappin’ about this all day, man, why don’t we just cut the beat off and let the people talk?”.