Kanye West Says He Would’ve Voted For Trump (If He Voted At All)
Hip hop provocateur Kanye West was met with boos on Thursday night (November 17) at his concert in San Jose, California when he pledged his support for president-elect Donald Trump. Though, the Chicago MC did admit that he didn’t participate in the election process at all.
“I told y’all I didn’t vote, right?” Kanye told the crowd “But if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted on Trump.”
“Specifically to black people, stop focusing on racism,” he said. “This world is racist, OK? Let’s stop being distracted to focus on that as much. It’s just a fucking fact. We are in a racist country, period. Do not allow people to make us talk about that so fucking long. Let’s talk about whatever the fuck you wanna talk about. Let’s stop talking about that, bro. It’s racist, OK? … And not one or the other candidate was gonna instantly be able to change that because of their views. Bottom fucking line.”
Ye also praised Trump’s rhetorical style.“There’s nonpolitical methods to speaking that I like, that I feel were very futuristic. And that style, and that method of communication, has proven that it can beat a politically correct way of communication. And I fuck with that,” he revealed.
According to a fan that live-tweeted the whole thing, the show had 13 stops with Kanye ranting for throughout.
Kanye now playing Blood on the Leaves. There have been 13 stops, about 1 hour of ranting so far.
— Raptor (@RaptorJesuss) November 18, 2016
Watch fan-filmed snippets of it all below and read transcripts of his speeches via Pitchfork.
— Aries Nunez (@Aries_Nunez) November 18, 2016
Kanye West tonight speaking on racism in America. “Specifically to black people, stop talking about race so much.” pic.twitter.com/HTWlJgdq7E
— Brandon E. Patterson (@myblackmindd) November 18, 2016