Kanye West Stops Concert to Deliver 40-Minute Pro-Trump Rant (Video)

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Kayne West’s Saint Pablo Tour concert in San Jose quickly turned chaotic Thursday night after the rapper delivered a nearly hour-long political speech in which he said he would have voted for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election.

“I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? But if I were to vote, I would have voted on Trump,” the rapper told the crowd, which responded with a chorus of boos.


West then praised Trump’s anti-politically correct stance and said that he feels vindicated after having been persecuted for supporting the President-elect.

West continued the show, ordering his DJ to play his 2008 hit “Heartless.” The crowd loudly sang the song’s lyrics, but were interrupted by yet another rant from the Grammy-winning rapper.

“I just said that I would have voted for Donald Trump and then I did a song and y’all sang it at the top of your lungs,” West told the crowd. “That doesn’t mean that you’re a Trump supporter. That just means you ok with a celebrity having their own opinion. Or that someone else is ok to have their own opinion. That might not be your opinion but you can still like that person or still like that person’s music.”

Later in the show, West sparked another round of boos when he rebuked black people for focusing on racism.

“Specifically to black people, stop focusing on racism. This world is racist, ok? Let’s stop being distracted to focus on that as much,” the chart-topper said.

West noted that neither Hillary Clinton nor Trump winning the election would’ve ended racism in America.

“It’s just a fucking fact. We are in a racist country. Period,” he said. “Not one or the other candidate was going to instantly be able to change that.”

West continued to rant, as noted by one concertgoer who live-tweeted the monologue. He also bashed the audience for being closed-minded, and allowing the “more liberal” media and the internet to convince them that Clinton would win.

Before continuing his politically charged rant, West hinted at his plan to run for president in 2020.

Someone in the crowd apparently threw something at West, while he was beginning yet another pro-Trump rant.

Moments later, another flying object apparently hit the rapper.

West has gone radio silent since Thursday night’s controversial concert. His next show is Saturday night in Sacramento, California.


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