Kanye West pissed off a lot of his fans last night when he announced on stage, that first of all he didn’t vote, but if he had, he would have voted for Donald Trump.
The self-proclaimed ‘greatest living rockstar on the planet’ revealed his allegience to the President-elect between songs at a gig in San Jose for the Saint Pablo Tour.
Maybe the late endorsement is part of his presidential plan after his announcement that he will stand as a candidate in 2020.
His wife Kim Kardashian was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton…
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 7, 2015
…I wonder what he’s thinking as he lurks behind Mrs Clinton.
In a political speech during his gig, Yeezy said:
I told you I didn’t vote. But if I voted, I would have voted on Trump.
He then went on to say that it didn’t mean he was against women’s rights, gay rights, or the black lives matter movement, but encouraged black people to ‘stop focusing on racism’.
His fans booed at him and many people started to leave the arena, before letting their anger loose on Twitter:
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
He always has enjoyed a bit of contention…
Kanye is praising Donald Trump at his show right now. Said he likes his politically incorrect way of communication.
— Brandon E. Patterson (@myblackmindd) November 18, 2016
Oh shit, this is serious…
So Kanye west a trump supporter now? Say no more pic.twitter.com/WympxsXQAt
— Ballard (@PapaJawnz) November 18, 2016
Even his fans know this is a bad idea…
Kanye just said he thinks he'll have the experience in 2020 to run for office, I'm dead serious, Kanye just said he's preparing for 2020.
— Darion G (@RaptorJesuss) November 18, 2016
This is a pretty racist statement – ‘I hope they get rid of them all’
LMAO kanye just freestyled at his concert and said "I hope they build the wall,I hope they get rid of them all" ???
— Jonn. (@JonnGrey) November 18, 2016
People started leaving the concert…
Kanye just said he would’ve voted Trump. San Jose is packing its bags up.
— Rahul Krishnakumar (@rkrishnakumar) November 18, 2016
The crowds booing Kanye because he's saying that he agrees with some of Trump's ideals
— alv¿n (@alv1111n) November 18, 2016
You have failed all your fans @kanyewest
— ) ôž ( (@AsgodomG) November 18, 2016
God forbid he actually does run for President, kissing the arse of the new leader is probably quite a tactical move.
To be honest, Kanye West didn’t vote so he really has no say in the election or the democracy that he apparently wants to be part of.
You too cool to go down to the polling station Yeezy?