Say what you want about Kanye West, the rapper knows how to make headlines! The controversial man took everyone by surprise when he wore a questionable, unmatching for more than one reason outfit that included a Colin Kaepernick sweatshirt and a MAGA hat!
This was no more than two days before his appearance on Saturday Night Live’s 44th season premiere.
Then he proceeded to take to Twitter just around 12 hours before the gig and announce his new stage name is simply, ‘Ye,’ his nickname and title of an album he released last spring.
However, that was not even close to everything!
At the end of the SNL broadcast, while he was still being introduced by Adam Driver, Kanye started rambling about President Donald Trump to the studio audience.
As a result, viewers at home were not able to see his speech until later on when the footage started circulating online.
Soon enough, however, many saw and heard the rapper defending his support for Trump while Chris Rock and others were filming him.
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The whole thing was pretty awkward and humiliating as Kanye definitely chose the wrong place to gush over the president. Seriously, on SNL?
While he was wearing his Make America Great Again hat, Kanye talked about a conspiracy theory he called the ‘Democratic plan’ to ‘take the fathers out of the homes and promote welfare.’
‘So many times I’ve talked to a white person about this, and he’d say, ‘How could you love Trump? He is racist.’ Well, if I was concerned about racism I’d have moved out of America a long time ago,’’ he went on to say while pacing around the stage.
During this time, an organ was playing behind him so the whole thing sounded no short of a sermon!
Kanye added that ‘You got a situation where we need to have a dialogue and not a diatribe…It is easy to make it seem like it is so, so, so one-sided. Follow your heart and stop following your mind. That is how we are controlled…You want the world to move forward, try love.’
Finally, he thanked the audience for ‘giving me this platform. I know some of y’all don’t agree.’ Yeah, no kidding!