Kanye West Goes on Political Rant and Says He Didn’t Vote but Would have Voted for Trump

Kanye West didn’t vote, but would have gone Trump — and thinks people should stop focusing on racism

You thought Kanye West would stay quiet about the election? You thought wrong. (Seriously, if you did take that bet? Lousy odds, kids. Bad move.)

Yeezy cut loose at the San Jose stop of his Saint Pablo Tour on Thursday night, revealing he would have gone against his wife’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton and picked the president-elect — if he’d voted at all.

“I told you I didn’t vote … but if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted on Trump,” he said, earning a chorus of boos and a wee smattering of support. According to the San Jose Mercury News, folks threw things at him — hats, shoes, T-shirts — and complained that he talked too much during the show.

Video clips and quotes can be seen on social media and in roundups like the ones from Quartz and the Boom Box, though it’s not possible to string the snippets together in order with certainty. But even as stand-alones, they’re little bundles of dynamite as he warms up toward supposedly running for prez himself in 2020.

“I hate the fact that because I’m a celebrity, everybody told me not to say that I loved the debates. I loved his approach,” the rapper said.


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