Kanye West’s controversial rhetoric never ceases to amaze (or confuse) us. But we must say, this might be one for the books.
Now that rants have become a staple for any Yeezy stage, his politically-charged conversation during the California pit stop on the second leg of the Saint Pablo Tour came as no surprise. His avid support for President-elect Donald Trump, however, did.
In the video posted by a concertgoer, Kanye reminds the crowd that he didn’t vote, but if he did, Trump would have been his candidate of choice. Though the 20-second clip ends when the crowd’s boos begin to ensue, another Twitter user present at the performance reports that he continued defending his stance. Adding that he “is not judging Trump supporters,” he welcomed both Clinton and Trump supporters to his concerts. Now that the election is over, the “Black Skinhead” rapper also reportedly revealed that Clinton only seemed to be in the lead because of “the internet.”
"Echoing is what made people think Hillary was going to win. You thought because what the internet was telling you, that she was gonna win,” the tweets allege. "Don't believe what you see when you see it on the internet, it might have been tampered with."
Calling the current state of American politics divisive, Yeezy also hinted again at his 2020 presidential run, which he’s still holding strong to. After calling celebrities and rappers the most prominent influencers of our time, he allegedly feels a seat in the Oval Office would suit him perfectly.
“Kanye just said he thinks he'll have the experience in 2020 to run for office,” the user tweeted. “I'm dead serious, Kanye just said he's preparing for 2020.”
Despite his passion in the political sphere and reasoning behind support for Trump, the undefeated entity of the internet still was not having it. Digging up his 2005 comments where he boldly proclaimed that George Bush doesn’t care about Black people, Twitter had its turn with his contradictory newfound political stance.
Peep what Kanye had to say, and the internet's response, below:
Jay Z: Kanye supports Donald Trump— Matthew Kick (@MatthewKick) November 18, 2016
Beyoncé: another reason why we won't let Blue Ivy play with North pic.twitter.com/01RUNAZiRA
RT if you miss the old Kanye pic.twitter.com/L6kYQouNPx— Matthew Kick (@MatthewKick) November 18, 2016
Kanye would've voted for Trump. Kanye once said Bush didn't care about Black people. Bush didn't vote for Trump. pic.twitter.com/4WGHuCdL6S— Ginuwine The Dolphin (@swindellium) November 18, 2016
Black kids all over the world waiting outside Kanye West door like— Charlez Simmons. (@CharlezSimmons) November 18, 2016
"We just Wanna Talk Kanye" pic.twitter.com/8I9dSvy7ZR
Kanye 10 years ago: GEORGE BUSH IS RACIST!— #SeauxFocused (@BGTheIceberg) November 18, 2016
Kanye 2 years ago: THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS RACIST!
Kanye now: STOP TALKING ABOUT RACISM!
Kanye: "I didn't vote."— Kanye Doing Things (@KanyeDoingStuff) November 18, 2016
Kanye to Kanye: "tell them if you did tho, it would've been for Trump." pic.twitter.com/hazn0E0Wmr
me after I watched that Kanye West supports Donald Trump... pic.twitter.com/uhZ2dT30xh— isra (@itsisraelsolano) November 18, 2016
That "Kanye being Kanye" excuse ain't flying with me anymore. It was funny at first but I really believe he has a problem.— Jack Thrill-Her (@Soulful_Adonis3) November 18, 2016
Kanye 2010: "I'm so appalled. Spalding Ball. Balding Donald Trump taking dollars from y'all."— Caleb Mak (@calebmak) November 18, 2016
Kanye 2016: "I would've voted for Trump."
Kanye: cow goes moo & a ghost goes boo. I rhymed moo with boo & I got a shoe.— nañi (@pettyblackgirI) November 18, 2016
Kanye fans: AMAZING!!! ICONIC!!! DEEP AF!! pic.twitter.com/FtabOSneXy
Conservatives would like to take a pass on drafting Kanye.— Leah the Boss (@LeahRBoss) November 18, 2016
We will stick with our first round pick, Lil Wayne.
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