Kanye West may have made Jesus walk, but his fans are calling Thursday night’s 40-minute political rant straight up blasphemy. Kanye stopped his “Saint Pablo” concert at the SAP Center in San Jose, California to say, “I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? What I didn’t tell you, I guess I told you. But if I were to have voted, I would have voted on Trump.”
In the YouTube video posted by 106 KMEL, you can hear people booing Kanye. In an attempt to convince the audience that Trump’s the right man to lead this country, Kanye said, “specifically to black people, stop focusing on racism. This world is racist, OK.… It’s just a f‑‑king fact. We are a racist country.”
At one point, Kanye told fans to stop throwing things at him. Fans took to Twitter to share their outrage saying they paid for a show, not a speech. #Kanye was trending almost immediately.
His tirade came at the expense of several songs. Kanye left fans wondering who’s the gold digger now? But if we’ve learned anything from this year’s historic election, it’s that anything is possible.
Is Kanye West selling what’s left of his soul, and his tour, to get his very own key to the White House? Last year, Kanye announced he’d be running for president.
I have decided in 2020, to run for president.
What people really want to know now is, can we expect to see Jay Z and Beyonce campaigning for Kanye in 2020? The king and queen of hip hop took the stage for Hillary Clinton just before election day to convince young minorities to get out and vote. Today it looks like Twitter thinks, they’re still with her.
Jay Z and the Queen Bey may not be the only ones with beef today. It wasn’t long ago that Mrs. West herself posted a selfie with Clinton #HillaryForPresident. But maybe Kim’s view will change if she becomes first lady. A White House set would definitely get nice ratings for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves yet. If Kanye runs for president in 2020, he might have to get through The Rock first.
Perhaps the only logical explanation is that someone was smoking a little something before he got on stage again.
Someone took Michelle Obama’s suggestion a little too literally.