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2018-04-26 10:40:05

 

Did Kanye West Really Lose 9 Million Twitter Followers After Pro-Trump Tweets?

Kanye West is still on top following his Twitter spree on Wednesday, April 25. The rapper, 40, posted a slew of tweets, including ones that supported President Donald Trump. After he shared photos of a “Make America Great Again” hat and was retweeted by the POTUS himself, many users saw a huge change in West’s Twitter followers. He began the day at 27 million but later dropped to 18 million.

However, not everything is as it seems. After fans and haters started sharing screengrabs of West’s account showing the massive drop in followers, Twitter released a statement.

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Kanye West leaves the studio wearing a ”Make America Great Again” hat following his recent Tweets on President Trump on April 25, 2018. BAHE / BACKGRID

“We can confirm that Kanye’s follower count is currently at approximately 27M followers,” the spokesperson told BuzzFeed. “Any fluctuation that people might be seeing is an inconsistency and should be resolved soon.”

On Thursday morning, West’s number of Twitter followers were back up to 27.9 million.

West shared his support for Trump in multiple tweets on Wednesday. “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. 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,” he wrote, before adding, “Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.”