Rapper Kanye West praised conservative Candace Owens of Turning Point USA on twitter following her handling of a Black Lives Matter protest during an event at UCLA.
Fox News reports that Owens, the communications director for Turning Point USA, said she believes an "ideological civil war" is happening with African-American people.
She said some African-Americans "are focused on their past and shouting about slavery" and that others are "focused on their futures."
"Victim mentality is not cool. I don't know why people like being oppressed," she added.
Owens said she told the Black Lives Matter protesters on Friday, that they were welcome at the Turning Point event and could get in line to ask any questions. She said they refused to do that and instead heckled her.
West tweeted his support Saturday, simply saying "I love the way Candace Owens thinks."
Leftists on Twitter than flew into an outrage, tweeting insults to both Owens and West.
"In about 10 seconds I became a KKK member, anti-LGBT, you name it," Owens said. "Just because I think differently and I refuse to accept this narrative that I'm a victim. I'm not a victim."
West went on to continue tweeting about having “freedom of thought” and others “demonizing” people who see something positive in others.