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Kanye West Gets Booed After Announcing Support of Trump [Watch]

Kanye West Gets Booed After Announcing Support of Trump [Watch]
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Kanye West surprised fans at a recent concert in California after he began discussing his take on the recent presidential elections.

On Thursday (Nov 17), Kanye West made a shocking announcement to concert goers that he not only didn’t vote in the election but also that if he had, who he would be voting for.

What floored many was hearing the rapper, who once told the nation “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” during a 2005 telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims, announce that not only did he not vote, but if he had, he would have pulled the lever for Donald Trump.

“I said something that was kind of politically correct, I told ya’ll I didn’t vote right but I didn’t tell ya’ll that if I would have voted it would have been for Donald Trump.”

In another video that followed the statement, West tried to clarify himself saying, “That don’t mean that — I don’t think that — Black Lives Matter. That don’t mean that I don’t believe in women’s rights…Because that was the guy I would have voted for.”

West also addressed racism in America, speaking directly to the black people in the audience and requesting that they stop focusing on racism, despite the fact that a spike in hate crimes  have occurred since Trump’s election.

“To black people, stop focusing on racism. This world is racist, ok? Let’s stop being distracted to focus on that as much. It’s just a f**king fact. We are in a racist country — period.”

West went on to tell the audience that he’s “glad Trump inspired racists to reveal themselves” and that if we can all hold out for another four years, he’s still thinking about running for president in 2020.

West continued his speech by praising music for its power to of unify the country after such a polarizing election, saying, “I’m not asking ya’ll on your opinions on who’s better, but there are people who voted for either side that come together for music.”

The declaration validates President-elect Trump, who last year, according to USA Today, said he knew West was a supporter.

“I’ll never say bad about him, because he loves Trump,” he said, responding to West’s speech at the MTV Video Music Awards hinting at a presidential run. “He goes around saying Trump is my all-time hero. He says it to everybody. So Kanye West, I love him.”

Though Trump admitted he’d change his tune if West followed through with his political plans.

“Now, maybe in a few years I’ll have to run against him, I don’t know, so I’ll take that back.”

 

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