Is Kanye West's music career over?
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Is Kanye West's music career over?

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While some think Kanye West is planning a presidential run in 2020, others argue his political shenanigans are costing him both his career and his legacy. Yeezy has been regarded as a Rap God for over a decade. But after showing support for President Trump, criticizing Barack Obama and proclaiming slavery was a choice–many have jumped off his bandwagon. But with his new acclaimed album—"Ye"—out, former skeptical fans and critics are debating whether or not to support his music.  What do you think?

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In early May, Kanye stopped by TMZ to express his support for President Trump and argue slavery was a choice.

Kanye appeared on the show with Candace Owens where they explained "free thought" and how it can make the world a better place ... from a place of love.
During the conversation Kanye said, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice."
Van from our newsroom took great offense and fired back. Things got intense and ultimately led to a face-to-face at Van's desk.

Many praised the way TMZ's Van Lathan responded to Kanye's comments. According to CNN, Lathan said:

"And while you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you've earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives," Lathan said. "We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said, for our people, was a choice."
"Frankly, I'm disappointed, I'm appalled and, brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that's not real," Lathan concluded.

Many argue nobody could have put it better than Lathan.

But Kanye's new album "Ye" has some skeptics struggling on whether or not to listen to him and support him. The album has garnered praise. Listeners say the album sounds like old Kanye, and that's a good thing. 

Listen to "Ye" below via Spotify. 

But others refuse to support him at this point. Ever since Kanye started going on pro-Trump rants, many detractors have argued he's officially canceled. Good luck with this new album!

Some think Kanye probably recognizes his career is over, and he's just trying to remain relevant. 

But Kevin Hart and others kept the faith in Kanye. Some fans really have supported him through thick and thin.

And others fear for his mental health.

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