Kanye West Goes On Pro-Trump Rant On ‘SNL’ And Gets Booed
Damn, just when we thought we were going to forgive this guy and give him a fresh pass. Kanye West was the musical guest on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” which is another way of saying that things didn’t go entirely smoothly on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”
Kanye West performed his song “Ghost Town” while wearing a Make America Great Again hat, but the real performance appears to have taken place off-air. He began, in a sing-songy voice, “I wanna cry right now, black man in America, supposed to keep what you’re feelin’ inside right now…”
The incident, which occurred after the credits, was caught on camera by comedian Chris Rock.
(HP) Kanye West ended his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend with a pro-Donald Trump, anti-Democrat speech that drew boos from some audience members. He launched into his rant after the standard credits, where the cast and crew stand together onstage. Comedian Chris Rock caught the moment on his phone and posted it to Instagram.
— 2cool2blog (@2Cool2Bloggg) September 30, 2018
“The blacks want always Democrats,” West said, donning a “Make America Great Again” cap. “You know it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”
West gets a few sparse claps then continues while the cast looks on behind him.
“There’s so many times I talk to a white person and they say, ‘How could you like Trump, he’s racist?’” West said. “Well, if I was concerned about racism, I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”
Some members of the audience booed, a few clapped, and Rock laughed, saying, “Oh, my God.”
West didn’t specifically address the rant on Twitter, but did say he “had so much fun on SNL” and that show creator Lorne Michaels wanted him to host “before the year is out.”
had so much fun at SNL. Lorne agreed that I would host before the year is out. Need to set a date. Gonna be sooooooooo lit. In the words of Lil Pump …Esskeetit !
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
President Donald Trump responded to West’s appearance the way we’ve come to expect ― by attacking the show as “no longer funny” and praising West for wearing a MAGA hat.
Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) – no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”), was great. He’s leading the charge!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2018
West was a last-minute replacement for singer Ariana Grande, performing his songs “I Love It” and “We Got Love” for his appearance.