Kanye West Said He Would Have Voted for Who?
We already know that Kanye West can be a loose cannon and is liable to say anything that raises eyebrows and he’s had his share of critics and defenders for it, but this here one — from the guy who declared “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” — is a gem.
He told a San Jose, California audience attending a concert for his Saint Pablo tour that he didn’t vote in the presidential election last week, and if he did, he would have cast his ballot for Donald Trump. The crowd responded with jeers and boos at West’s political position.
— albertoreyes (@albertoreyes) November 18, 2016
Last year, West declared at the MTV Video Music Awards that he intended to run for president in 2020. The crowd cheered him then, although likely no one took him seriously. But this time, much of the nation is still salty about Trump’s win after the racist and misogynistic rhetoric that permeated his campaign, particularly the hip-hop community. So responses on social media have blown up on how West viewed the election.
Kanye West does and says anything for attention; I swear he’s worse than a 2 yr old… can’t stand him and his antics. Why is this news…
— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) November 18, 2016
Yeezy tried to clean it up some by saying he still supports progressive causes and that he’s really the same guy that everyone knows. But concertgoers were unconvinced.
No comment yet on further clarification of his position. He has also not said if he supports any of Trump’s policies including building a wall between the United States and Mexico, deporting millions of undocumented immigrants or establishing a friendship with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Nor has he spoken on any of Trump’s staff appointments like former Breitbart chief Steve Bannon.