Kanye West stopped his show last night (November 17) to speak at length about Donald Trump's election as the next president of the United States, and needless to say, his comments disappointed many of his fans. Speaking for over 20 minutes, Kanye praised Trump, explaining, "If I would have voted, I would have voted on Trump." Met with boos, he called out the media and said that he enjoyed Trump's campaign.
"Celebrities are the influences are of our now, just look at the president, he wasn't in politics and won," he continued. Not backing down, Kanye said, "Not one or the other candidate was going to instantly be able to change [racism] because of their views. Stop focusing on racism. This world is racist, okay? Lets stop being distracted to focus on that as much. It's just a fucking fact. We are in a racist country. Period."
Even though he doubled down on the idea that he'll be running for president in 2020, judging from the way Twitter reacted, he might have just lost a lot of potential supporters of his future campaign.
So @kanyewest just said he didn't vote but if he did he would vote for trump....— Qias Omar (@QiasOmar) November 18, 2016
Whole arena just went silent.
Excited my "Kanye West is the Future of the Political Left" essay is going up today. Now to just take a big sip of coffee and read the news— Jeremy D. Larson (@jeremydlarson) November 18, 2016
Kanye is on stage praising Trump & telling BP to stop talking about race so much.— Tora Shae (@BlackMajiik) November 18, 2016
This is exactly why they won't let Blue play at his house
Kanye don't wanna discuss racism but he wants to discuss how Tidal and apple are separating us.— DADITO CALDERONE (@TAXSTONE) November 18, 2016
@kanyewest You have no idea what Pablo feels like— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) November 18, 2016
Kanye in 2005: Bush doesn't care about black people.— Shalima (@shalimazandria) November 18, 2016
Kanye in 2016: Lol. Neither do I.
Jay: ...haha & I just wanna congratulate my brother Kanye!— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) November 18, 2016
Ye: I support Trump & racism is over
Jay: ...did I say brother, I meant coworker pic.twitter.com/yGrtEJ76Ff
"I guess the money shoulda changed em... I guess I shoulda forgot where I came from."— The KZA. (@KINGCLARKEIII) November 18, 2016
Mission accomplished sir, @kanyewest .
"The fashion industry is racist and I need to expose it"-Kanye West— Matt (@boczkuss) November 18, 2016
"Black people need to stop focusing so much on racism"-also Kanye West
"I would've voted for Trump" - Kanye West.— Kalandria Brown (@razzledazzlekal) November 18, 2016
Kanye, if you thought Bush didn't care about black people, boy howdy, do I have news for you.
I miss the old Kanye. pic.twitter.com/8bQNScmnm0— Ronald Rios (@ronaldrios) November 18, 2016