Rapper Kanye West makes his first US presidential campaign appearance in North Charleston, South Carolina, the US, in July last year. His quixotic 2020 presidential campaign made him one of the pop culture figures that defined the Trump years. Photo: AP Rapper Kanye West makes his first US presidential campaign appearance in North Charleston, South Carolina, the US, in July last year. His quixotic 2020 presidential campaign made him one of the pop culture figures that defined the Trump years. Photo: AP
Rapper Kanye West makes his first US presidential campaign appearance in North Charleston, South Carolina, the US, in July last year. His quixotic 2020 presidential campaign made him one of the pop culture figures that defined the Trump years. Photo: AP
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Pop culture that defined the Trump years: from Jordan Peele’s films to teenage social media stars to Kanye West for US president

  • Peele’s films Get Out and Us brought a novel approach to racial issues in the Trump era, while The Conners is the best kind of populist TV series
  • The Renegade dance became a cultural phenomenon as Kanye proved how interchangeable US politics and pop culture truly are

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Rapper Kanye West makes his first US presidential campaign appearance in North Charleston, South Carolina, the US, in July last year. His quixotic 2020 presidential campaign made him one of the pop culture figures that defined the Trump years. Photo: AP Rapper Kanye West makes his first US presidential campaign appearance in North Charleston, South Carolina, the US, in July last year. His quixotic 2020 presidential campaign made him one of the pop culture figures that defined the Trump years. Photo: AP
Rapper Kanye West makes his first US presidential campaign appearance in North Charleston, South Carolina, the US, in July last year. His quixotic 2020 presidential campaign made him one of the pop culture figures that defined the Trump years. Photo: AP
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