Kanye West Goes On Pro-Trump Rant After 'SNL' Performance


Monday, October 1st 2018, 2:52 pm
By: News 9


Kanye West is back in the spotlight after performing on the season premiere of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The 40-year-old rapper performed three songs and spoke about his support of President Donald Trump in a rant that didn't make it to air.

West performed his song "Ghost Town" in Trump's signature "Make America Great Again" hat as the show's credits rolled on screen. In clips that circulated on social media but were not broadcast, West discussed his plans to run for president and his support for Trump.

"It's so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, 'How could you support Trump? He's racist.' Well, if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago," he said. "We don't just make our decisions off of racism. I'ma break it down to you right now ... If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don't have to believe in all they policies."

Mike Dean, West's longtime producer and collaborator, shared video of the speech on Twitter.

West pointed out members of the audience he said were laughing at him and claimed the show's producers said he couldn't wear the MAGA hat on stage. "You see they laughing at me. You heard 'em. They scream at me. They bully me. They bullied me backstage. They said, 'Don't go out there with that hat on.'"

West has been vocal in his support of the president since his victory in 2016. He previously tweeted images of a MAGA hat that was signed by the president and said the two share the same "dragon energy."

On "SNL," West said that 90% of news, writers, rappers and Los Angeles are liberal and that it's easy for things to appear one-sided. He later added: "Thank y'all for giving me this platform. I know some of y'all don't agree. But y'all be going at that man neck a lot, and I don't think it's actually that helpful."

On Sunday, Trump praised Kanye for wearing his signature MAGA hat on stage despite being told not to.

West pointed out members of the audience he said were laughing at him and claimed the show's producers said he couldn't wear the MAGA hat on stage. "You see they laughing at me. You heard 'em. They scream at me. They bully me. They bullied me backstage. They said, 'Don't go out there with that hat on.'"

West has been vocal in his support of the president since his victory in 2016. He previously tweeted images of a MAGA hat that was signed by the president and said the two share the same "dragon energy."

On "SNL," West said that 90% of news, writers, rappers and Los Angeles are liberal and that it's easy for things to appear one-sided. He later added: "Thank y'all for giving me this platform. I know some of y'all don't agree. But y'all be going at that man neck a lot, and I don't think it's actually that helpful."

On Sunday, Trump praised Kanye for wearing his signature MAGA hat on stage despite being told not to.

Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”), was great. He’s leading the charge!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2018

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Kanye West is back in the spotlight after performing on the season premiere of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." 

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