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Kanye West Apparently Learned The History Of Democrats And Republicans Via Text

"kanyeeeeeeeeeeeeee iljeflaejsf'pifgaiw'rgjwregfreogjwrpogjjr" — Chrissy Teigen

Posted on April 30, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. ET

Kanye West has admitted before that he is not someone who reads very much.

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So when he posted a text Monday afternoon from a contact named Steve, who told the rapper Abe Lincoln freed slaves and therefore Republicans have a history of helping black people, it was as if he hadn't heard that take before and felt compelled to tweet it.

Via Twitter: @kanyewest

Almost immediately, West's left-leaning celebrity friends Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, and Charlamagne tha God came to his aid to show his knowledge of history was a bit...incomplete, which he maybe tweeted out to show he had made a mistake?

@kanyewest kanyeeeeeeeeeeeeee iljeflaejsf'pifgaiw'rgjwregfreogjwrpogjjr

Via Twitter: @chrissyteigen
Via Twitter: @kanyewest

West learned that while it's true that Lincoln was a Republican and was responsible for the amendments that freed slaves, it was Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson who passed the Civil Rights Act, ending segregation and pushing African Americans and white Southerners to swap political parties.

Via Twitter: @kanyewest

Word to John Legend for the history lesson.

Anyhow, that was all in the span of 20 minutes, and West immediately went back to tweeting about clothes, as the world waits to see his stance on the Vietnam War next.

🔥🔥🔥 this is where a YEEZY study for base layer starts. I'm so excited about our new design team. Yeezy is no longer a fashion company we should be referred to as apparel or clothing or simply YEEZY.

Via Twitter: @kanyewest

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.