“I would’ve voted for Trump” – @kanyewest pic.twitter.com/XtyUteCgUZ
— albertoreyes (@albertoreyes) November 18, 2016
During a Nov. 17 stop in San Jose, California, on his Saint Pablo tour, rapper Kanye West revealed that he would have voted for Trump.
The news comes as a shock to fans because West has a history of calling out racism. Back in 2005, during a live fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims, he said that President George Bush was racist for his lackluster response to the natural disaster.
In the clip above, he tells his loyal fans that he did not vote, but Hillary Clinton would have not been his pick if he did. “I said something that was kind of politically correct. I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? What I didn’t tell you … If I were to have voted, I would have voted on Trump …”
Additionally, the Chicago rapper said that the 2016 election has illuminated racism in the nation. In the last moments of his performance, Kanye insisted that everyone already knew there was racism to begin with and it did not matter what candidate was more racist.
“… Specifically to Black people, stop focusing on racism. This world is racist, okay? Let’s stop being distracted. … It’s just a f—ing fact. This is a racist country. Period!”
This revelation came days after West stated his interest in running for president in 2020.