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#MuteKanye? Maybe not. Kanye has the #1 album in America despite controversial remarks


WASHINGTON (CIRCA) -- Over a month ago, social media said they were done with rapper Kanye West. Tweets were filled with frustration and disappointment after the 'Louis Vuitton Don' said 400 years of slavery sounded 'like a choice.'

Fast forward a few weeks, and West's latest album 'Ye' is number one in the country, according to Billboard.

The seven-track album was able to find success despite Kanye's public support for Donald Trump and his campaign mantra, Make America Great Again. His support for Trump appeared controversial to a lot of his fan base. Add that to his slavery comments and many on social media were prompted to create the hashtag #MuteKanye and #BanKanye.

One radio station in Detroit went far enough to pull the rapper's music from their station. Their efforts proved to be futile. Not only is the album number one, all seven tracks are in the top 100. The lowest on ranking at 36.

It's clear a lot of people said one thing and did another. Fans seemed to choose legacy over political statements and affiliations.

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