Kanye West stirred the pot on Thursday night (Nov. 17), when he stopped his “Saint Pablo Tour” to talk about President Elect Donald Trump.
The rapper spoke about Trump’s election for over 20 minutes and praising him in the process.
Apparently, Kanye did not vote earlier this month, but says “If I would have voted, I would have voted on Trump.”
His comments were met with boos, but he went on to call out the media, while saying he enjoyed Trump’s campaign.
“Celebrities are the influences are of our now, just look at the President, he wasn’t in politics and won,” Kanye said. “Not one or the other candidate was going to instantly be able to change [racism] because of their views. Stop focusing on racism. This world is racist, okay? Lets stop being distracted to focus on that as much. It’s just a f*cking fact. We are in a racist country. Period.”
Twitter lit up upon hearing Kanye’s statements… and they weren’t positive. In fact, many fans left the show, which held in San Jose, altogether.
So @kanyewest just said he didn't vote but if he did he would vote for trump….
Whole arena just went silent.
— Qias Omar (@QiasOmar) November 18, 2016
Nah. A Black man backing Trump is embarrassing. A famous Black man using his platform to tell Black people racism just is & shut up is sick. https://t.co/yyK8DdKmJR
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) November 18, 2016
Kanye is on stage praising Trump & telling BP to stop talking about race so much.
This is exactly why they won't let Blue play at his house
— ToraShae (@BlackMajiik) November 18, 2016
Kanye don't wanna discuss racism but he wants to discuss how Tidal and apple are separating us.
— DADITO CALDERONE (@TAXSTONE) November 18, 2016
Kanye in 2005: Bush doesn't care about black people.
Kanye in 2016: Lol. Neither do I.
— Shalima (@shalimazandria) November 18, 2016
"I guess the money shoulda changed em… I guess I shoulda forgot where I came from."
Mission accomplished sir, @kanyewest .
— Loofah Vandross (@theKZAnyc) November 18, 2016
"The fashion industry is racist and I need to expose it"-Kanye West
"Black people need to stop focusing so much on racism"-also Kanye West
— Matt (@boczkuss) November 18, 2016