Kanye West is the richest black man in the United States and perhaps one of the strangest public figures in the world.
He built his fortune on music, entertainment, and fashion design but has been turning toward politics in recent years.
Now Kanye West is turning heads and pushing back against cancel culture with his latest acquisition.
Kanye West looks to purchase Parler after being canceled by Big Tech Giants
Kanye West has been making major headlines recently after posting on social media, “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con [sic] 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE…”
“Death con” was clearly a typo, or a misunderstanding of the government’s “DEFCON” levels, but that’s all it took for the cancel culture outrage mob to strike.
West was blocked from being able to post on Instagram at first and then shortly after he was also removed from Twitter, though his account was restored after they deleted the tweet in question.
Now it looks like he is following in Trump’s footsteps by simply buying the social media platform, Parler.
The CEO of Parler, George Farmer is the husband of conservative commentator Candace Owens – who recently struck up controversy by wearing a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt with West at a show during Paris Fashion week.
CEO of Parler says the deal with West will “change the world”
Farmer appeared on Fox Business to let people know that it was true that West is in the process of acquiring the company.
He stated that “this deal will change the world, and change the way the world thinks about free speech” and insisted that “Ye is making a groundbreaking move.”
Farmer went on to say that “Once again, Ye proves he is one step ahead of the legacy media narrative,” and that “Parler will be honored to help him achieve his goals.”
West released a statement that said, “In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves.”
Parler is known to not heavily police speech and according to Farmer, West “will never have to fear being removed from social media again.”
CEO defends West but says tweet was “worded badly” while West plays it down
When asked by Fox Business about Kanye’s “death con” tweet he said it was “obviously worded very badly” but insisted that West was “willing to have conversations that plenty of people want to have and . . . he’s trying to engage in the free speech environment.”
During an interview on the podcast Drink Champs, West defended his statement saying that the government goes to DEFCON levels when they’re initiating defense and that is all that he was doing.
He questioned if the interview would even run because the media had “blocked him out.”
West slams JP Morgan and implies that soon he will be “buying a bank”
He also slammed the cancelation of his account with JP Morgan.
“I put $140 million in JP Morgan, and they treated me like s**t,” Kanye argued. “So, if JP Morgan Chase is treating me like that, how are they treating the rest of y’all?”
He went on to discuss how he could fix the issue of people being canceled by banks.
He told the host, “Puff told me today, he texted me, ‘buy a bank.’ I said I don’t know how. Can you show me?”
He then got applause from the audience when he said, “The next time you see me and Puff together, we gonna be buying a bank.”
Kanye West isn’t new to controversy and previously challenged establishment media to cancel him.
Now they’re trying to and he’s proving that you can’t take down someone with “money, power, and respect.”
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.