Kanye West Reveals He Didn’t Vote, But ‘Would Have Voted For Trump’
"I told you all I didn't vote right? ...But if I were to have voted, I would have voted for Trump," he told his crowd at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, a statement which was met by a mixed reaction, including booing in the audience and reported walk-outs.
"This is about the idea of a black guy liking Trump," he continued. "They thought they had me because...just because I was black or just because I was a celebrity. But Trump is our president. And that would've been my vote, so I feel right."
During his impromptu political speech, the rapper, who during the 2015 MTV VMAs announced plans to run for president in 2020, clarified that his support for Trump does not negate his social views.
"[Voting for Trump] don't mean that I don't think that black lives matter, that don't mean I don't believe in women's rights, that don't mean that I don't believe in gay marriage," he explained, telling his fans that they should "stop focusing on racism" because "we're a racist f---ing country, period."
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