Kanye West admitted to being a Donald Trump supporter on Thursday during his concert.
Although the rapper did not vote at all in the presidential election, he revealed:
“I told y’all I didn’t vote right? …But if I were to have voted, I would have voted for Trump.”
“This is about the idea of a black guy liking Trump. They thought they had me because … just because I was black or just because I was a celebrity. But Trump is our president. And that would’ve been my vote, so I feel right.”
Some people in the crowd started booing him before he went on to sing “Heartless”
However, it didn’t take long before he stopped the song just to continue his rant:
“I just said that I would have voted for Donald Trump and then I did a song and y’all sang it at the top of y’all lungs. That doesn’t mean that you’re a Trump supporter. That just means you okay with a celebrity having their own opinion – or that someone else is okay to have their own opinion. That might not be your opinion and you can still like that person or still like that person’s music.”
He went on by addressing some social issues:
“That don’t mean I don’t believe in women’s rights. That don’t mean that I don’t believe in gay marriage.”
Well, I hate to break it to you, but it’s not enough if you just believe in people’s fundamental rights, you need to also act, and voting for someone who couldn’t care less about what you believe in is just not rational. But I digress, apparently people need to also “stop focusing on racism” because “we’re a racist f*cking country, period.” Oh, that makes total sense. I wonder why the rest of the country hasn’t thought about that.
Also, maybe you remember how Kanye announce he is going to run for president in 2020 and we all laughed, right? Well, now more than ever that doesn’t seem so funny anymore, everything is possible. And during his concert rant he had to mention that he’ll use Trump’s model for his campaign.
Recently however, a source shared for People magazine that Kanye did not share his political views but just urged people to have free discussions and not be afraid to share their opinions.
“It was strictly an egalitarian message. He was saying ‘Hey, let’s have a dialogue where everyone’s opinion is respected.'”