Tweets About Trump & Kanye West's "Dragon Energy" Will Mess You Up
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.
This One's For The 90s Kids
If they do make another Double Dragon game, we all know who the main characters should be.
The Next Press Briefing Will Be Lit
So far, the White House has not yet commented on whether or not the president indeed possesses dragon energy.
How About, Instead...
The jury is still out on whether a drag race is more exciting than a dragon race, however.
A Rose By Any Other Name
Believe it or not, "Grand Dragon" is in fact an official title in the Ku Klux Klan.
Beyoncé Had One Of The Best Videos Of All Time
This will probably never happen, to be entirely clear.
Praise From The Prez
Trump did indeed tweet a thank-you to West, adding that it was "very cool" be have dragon energy bestowed upon him by the Grammy-winning rapper and producer.
Check And Mate
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.
What Is Going On?
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.
More Photoshop Time
Or, to speak in Internet terms, moar Photoshop and dragon energy. It had to be done.
Intense Dragon Energy
From the looks of these photos, both people have a lot of dragon energy. Way too much.
A New Idea?
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.
Here's Another Take
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.
The Orb Of Dragon Energy
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.