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Twitter Responds To Claims Kanye Lost 9m Followers After Trump Tweets

Twitter Responds To Claims Kanye Lost 9m Followers After Trump Tweets

A rumour was doing the rounds that the rapper had lost nine million followers after seemingly showing support for the POTUS

By now you've probably seen the rumour that Kanye lost 'nine million followers in seven minutes' after posting a photo of a signed Donald Trump 'Make America Great Again' baseball cap. But, according to Twitter, this isn't the case.

A tweet, which purportedly showed the massive drop in followers, spread like wildfire, however, it turned out that it wasn't true.


Although the screenshots appeared to be legit, a spokesperson from Twitter told Billboard: "We can confirm that Kanye's follower count is currently at approximately 27m followers. Any fluctuation that people might be seeing is an inconsistency and should be resolved soon."

And if you check his profile now, you'll see he's still got 27.9m followers, same as he did yesterday.

That's not to say that his posts about Trump haven't resulted in a lot of backlash from fans.

After posting about how he and Trump both had 'dragon energy' and were 'brothers', Kanye's posts have been flooded with comments from angry social media users. One wrote: "Kanye, you breaking my heart. I know you know better, can't support you anymore."

Another said: "I hope your next album flops."

While a third posted: "You apparently need publicity."

Kanye then tweeted a follow-up after seemingly getting a bit of a telling off from his significant other, Kim Kardashian. he wrote: "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 percent with anyone but myself."

Fair enough.

But not everyone was so negative about Kanye's freshly expressed political views - he was also congratulated and praised for speaking up.

And it's not a one-sided friendship, as the POTUS responded via Twitter:


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Topics: Kanye West, Twitter, Donald Trump, US Entertainment