FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo. Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. West responded to critical tweets from his former protege Kid Cudi by telling the fellow rapper never to mention him during a show in Tampa, Fla., on Sept, 14, 2016. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Kanye West appeared on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest and you probably won’t be surprised to learn he caused a bit of a ruckus.
After his third song of the night, the 41-year-old rapper donned a red MAGA hat and went on a pro-Trump political rant in front of a stunned audience. The speech was cut as it came at the end of the show as credits were rolling. West started his personal resistance with a song about liberal bullies and then launched into a rant about the history of the Democrat party and black America.
From People Magazine:
The “Wouldn’t Leave” rapper, 41, wrapped up the season premiere of Saturday Night Livewith a third musical performance and a lengthy speech about his support of President Donald Trump that did not make it to air.
He started off by singing, “I wanna cry right now. Black man in America, you’re supposed to keep what you feel inside right now. And the liberals bully you and tell you what you can and cannot wear, where you and they can’t not stare. And they look at me and say, ‘It’s not fair. How the hell did you get here?’ Well…”
Wearing a Make America Great Again hat, he then delivered an unexpected speech in front of SNL performers like Colin Jost and host Adam Driver as some audience members booed. “Actually, blacks weren’t always Democrats,” he started. “It’s like a plan they did to take the fathers out the homes and promote welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s the Democratic plan.”
After receiving sparse claps, West continued, “And what this shows is we can’t be controlled by monolithic thought. You can’t always have when you have a black subject matter like Cosby that you have to have a black comedian talk about it.”
Motioning to SNL funnyman Michael Che, West said, “You know what I mean?”
West, who replaced Ariana Grande as the musical guest after she had to drop out, said, “It’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump? He’s racist.’ Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t just make our decisions off of racism. I’ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all they policies.”
Comedian and SNL alum Chris Rock shared a bit of the cut-off rant on his Instagram story.
kanye west ranted about donald trump and more during snl’s credits and it was cut for time pic.twitter.com/19rs3SHz6i
— KENNY BEAR (@phillycustoms) September 30, 2018
It seems Kanye West has a penchant for blurting out controversial things on national tv about sitting presidents.