Kanye West praised for new single on racism, slammed for ‘billionaire’ tweet

Author: Wed, 2020-07-01 09:58

LOS ANGELES: Kanye West received both plaudits and criticism on Tuesday when he released a powerful new single about racism and faith a day after congratulating his wife Kim Kardashian on what he said was her billionaire status.

I am so proud of my beautiful wife Kim Kardashian West for officially becoming a billionaire

You’ve weathered the craziest storms and now God is shining on you and our family

So blessed this is still life
So I made you this still life

We love you so much pic.twitter.com/Vvtgzodnah

— ye (@kanyewest) June 30, 2020

West was slammed on social media for touting his family’s wealth in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that has seen more than 36 million Americans lose their jobs.

Hours later, he released the emotional single and video “Wash Us in the Blood,” that blended references to religion and systemic racism in the United States with imagery from recent protests about deaths of Black people at the hands of police.

Some critics called the release, featuring Travis Scott, West’s best music in years.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper said West’s latest release was an “intensely potent study of race and faith” that presented an “apocalyptic vision of America.”

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