Kanye West said he would have voted for Trump if he voted.
Shoes were thrown in the air, people shouted their boos, chaos projectile the concert.
Kanye West is known for being vocal about his opinions and ideas. Whether it’s on twitter, TV guests or award shows, the rapper always makes headlines for his controversial speeches and rants.
On Thursday, Kanye West performed at San Jose for his Saint Pablo Tour. There are no official videos of the concert. But according to CNN and fans’ live tweets during the concert, Kanye West received a lot of boos from the crowd after he was quoted saying “I didn’t vote but if I did, ‘I would have voted for Trump”.
The rapper then went on and delivered his long hour pro-Trump speech.
“Whether you voted for Hillary or Trump, this is a safe space for both of you,” he told the audience. “Stop focusing on racism,” he added, declaring: “We are in a racist country, period.”
Then the rapper goes on and expressed his thoughts on politics. “The dumbest thing about politics is that politics separate, not one side or the other side is bad, it’s not Democratic or Republican”
Kanye West also seemed a little frustrated by the ongoing protests against Trump.
“Sometimes things you might think are bad have to happen in order for changes to … happen,” he said. “Sometimes you might have to not get your way to really understand what to do in the future to be able to get your way.”
The concert received the mixed response from the crowd. One woman screamed that she still loved the rapper in spite of his appreciation to Donald Trump. The majority of the crowd, however, shouted their ‘boos’. Several reports claim that fans threw hats and shirts including a ‘Yeezy’ shoes at the singer.
Fans were also frustrated at the fact that the concert went on with Kanye West’s 40-minute political rant and less performance.
This is not the first time the singer voiced his opinion of a politician. Back in 2005, Kanye West declared “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”. West also made headlines when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s VMA award speech saying Beyonce deserves the award. And earlier this year, the rapper went on Twitter and said he is in a $53M debt, calling out on Mark Zuckerberg to help him fund his ideas that “could change the world”.
Before the 2016 election, the controversial singer also went on and expressed his desire to run for a president. Reports claim the rapper plans to run next 2020 election.
Meanwhile, Kanye West is not the only celebrity slammed for remarks about Donald Trump. Recently, people, including celebrities turn against Oprah Winfrey for her ‘hopeful comments’ following Trump’s Victory.
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