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Kanye West Steps Back From Trumpness and Endorses Chicago Mayoral Candidate For A Second Time

Looks like Ye is trying to get back on our good sides…

Last week, Kanye West endorsed mayoral candidate Dr. Amara Enyia for the second time. According to the Chicago Tribune, West donated another $ 126,460, bringing Ye’s total support up to $200,000.

The week before Ye had contributed $73,540 to help pay off Enyia pay off fines she faced with state election officials for not filing her quarterly campaign finance reports properly. A resident of West Side Chicago, Amara is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. She started her career in journalism and has a master’s degree in education and a law degree on international and environmental law. Enyia is credited for creating the “Thanks for Paying Your Taxes,” which according to her website is “an animated series that simplifies public finance topics to help residents understand how their tax dollars are being used.”

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 16: Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia speaks during a news conference at City Hall on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. Chance the Rapper announced his endorsement for Enyia and said she is the best candidate for Chicago. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

“It’s having deeply ingrained values of equity, justice, and the responsibility that we have to serve people,” she told Marie Claire. “That’s why my campaign is really just a reflection of the work I’ve spent my entire career doing.”

“The fact that we can imagine a greater city means that we can make it happen,” she continued. Enyia is one of more than a dozen candidates who has declared their candidacy in the February 2019 mayoral race, after the city’s current mayor, Rahm Emanuel, announced he will not seek a third term.

Chance The Rapper is also a huge supporter of Enyia and has endorsed the community activist and supporter.


West, who prefers to go by Ye now, made the donation last week at a rally but did not speak at the event.

“I also have to give a shout out and kudos to Ye, who is from the South Side and is invested and committed to giving back to our city,” Enyia spoke of West.”

His endorsement of Enyia follows his announcement that he is distancing himself from politics, setting aside his MAGA hat that gave him superpowers and stepping back from bestie, Donald Trump. (wonder what MAGA bestie thinks of this?)

Donald Trump and Kanye West stand together in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative.” he tweeted on October 30.

He went on to announce his separation from Blexit, which encourages African-Americans to leave the Democratic Party and vote Republican. Candace Owens,  the communications director for the conservative group Turning Point USA, incorrectly suggested that West was involved in designing apparel for Blexit.


Ye’s retirement from the Trumpness has received mixed reviews from his ‘former’ fans. ( We miss the college dropout Kanye). 

“Either you couldn’t take the heat or someone got to you,” one fan tweeted. “Nobody used you. Don’t play victim.”

“Yo, being used is a choice, ” another fan tweeted. 

Needless to say, Kanye still has a lot of making up to do.

By Alexia McKayTwitter: @alexiamckayprod