On Wednesday, Kanye West announced on Twitter that he's a Donald Trump supporter, calling the president "my brother" and explaining that both of them "are dragon energy." He sent several follow up tweets explaining his position on Trump, but of course, it was the
tweet about his and Trump's "dragon energy" that captured Twitter's attention, with one user arguing that the cryptic phrase " is gonna be the new covfefe."
"You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him," West wrote in a tweet. "We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought."
In subsequent tweets, West said that he's "not a democrat or a republican" and that, despite his affinity for Trump, "I love Hillary [Clinton] too." Later in the day, he tweeted a picture of
himself in a Make America Great Again hat, then another one showing that the hat is in fact signed by Trump.
West's public support for Trump was not entirely out of the blue: Days earlier, he tweeted that he "
love[s] the way Candace Owens thinks," Owens being a conservative black YouTuber and outspoken supporter of the president.
Nevertheless, many were taken aback not only by West's enthusiastic support for Trump, but also the fact that he used the phrase "dragon energy" to describe the two of them. Twitter quickly got to work dissecting the mysterious phrase.
The mere idea of a playlist with this name is itself quite motivating.
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Dragons are, after all, known to sip glasses of water with both hands.
If this isn't already in development, somebody's missing out on a quick buck.
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So far, the White House has not yet commented on whether or not the president indeed possesses dragon energy.
The jury is still out on whether a drag race is more exciting than a dragon race, however.
Yes, this is unfortunately a near-certainty.
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It's far too soon to say what will ultimately come of West's newfound love for Trump, but the phrase "dragon energy" won't be soon forgotten.
If you're into
Dragon Ball Z, you won't be disappointed by some of these tweets. It makes sense that the reference exists; if you mention dragon energy, come on, Dragon Ball Z will make an appearance.
Props to your Photoshop skills? Hopefully, Trump and West never reach that mammoth size because it's pretty impossible that Americans would want to see way larger-than-life Trump and West's walking around in Washington, D.C.
Do we have any fans of bath salts in here? Well, say goodbye to them.
Or, to speak in Internet terms,
moar Photoshop and dragon energy. It had to be done.
From the looks of these photos, both people have a lot of dragon energy. Way too much.
Can you even
imagine? Just for a second; think of a Taylor Swift and Kanye West concert loaded with dragon energy. Would America survive? Who knows.
It's unlikely that the war over the pronunciation of "gif" will ever be over but this tweet might soften some of the "gif" versus "jif" hardliners. Here's to hope.
If life was a video game, you'd have to go to the underworld to gain dragon energy from the orb of, well, dragon energy. You gotta love the concept.
It seems like West has created two de facto schools of thought if you look at the reactions his tweets received online. He didn't stop with the "dragon energy" rambling but a lot of people already knew whether they were going to root for West or criticize him. Some observers said that
West "broke the internet."
Ever since he spoke about "dragon energy," West has shared other thoughts as well. He said Tim Cook and Trump were "
two of his favorite people." He also noted that, "Love is the most powerful force in the universe" and that "let's move in love, not fear."
Although he didn't tag anyone, West also noted that
he thought the word "fan" was "manipulative." The rapper legend said, "Whenever someone mentions the word "fan" to me it's super manipulative. It's like 'don't do or say this because of your fans.' My fans are fans of themselves."
For now, that's all from his Twitter. The
iconic musician bid farewell to his followers on Wednesday evening and said, "That's the last tweet of the day. I did that one for my god-brother Puff. Now I'ma go watch the Cavs." Mehreen Kasana contributed to this report.