Twitter explains why Kanye West ‘lost’ millions of followers after Trump tweets

Twitter has explained why Kanye West appeared to lose millions of followers after he fired off a string of tweets praising President Trump on Wednesday.

On Wednesday afternoon one of his followers took screenshots of what appeared to be a huge dip in the Famous rapper’s following.

"Kanye losing 9 million followers because of the Trump tweet," they wrote.

The first shows the 40-year-old’s following on the social media site standing at an impressive 27.8 million, while the second shows his following at 18.6 million.

But Twitter soon worked to rectify the issue, saying any "fluctuation is an inconsistency".

"We can confirm that Kanye’s follower count is currently at approximately 27M followers," they said.

"Any fluctuation that people might be seeing is an inconsistency and should be resolved soon,” Twitter added in a statement to The Verge.

Earlier, the rapper declared his "love" for the US president and donned a signed "Make America Great Again" hat.

Kim Kardashian’s husband also criticised Barack Obama and vowed that the "mob" cannot stop his support of his "brother" – Trump.

West said he was phoned by his wife asking him to clarify that his support is not unconditional, adding: "I don’t agree 100% with anyone but myself."

The reality TV star and mother of West’s three children also tweeted to defend her husband’s right to take the stance on Trump.

"Most people (including myself) have very different feelings & opinions about this. But this is HIS opinion. I believe in people being able to have their own opinions,even if really different from mine," she wrote.

Kanye was clear to tell his nearly 28 million followers that he also loves Hillary Clinton, the Democrat defeated by Mr Trump.

"You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy," West wrote.

"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."

Targeting the former president, he added: "Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed."

West, who met the then president-elect Mr Trump in December 2016, also tweeted to say he was neither a Democrat or a Republican.

Following his meeting with Mr Trump in 2016, West told reporters they talked about "life".

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