Kanye West got booed last night at the premiere of Saturday Night Live‘s 44th season, after he went on a weird pro-Trump rant.
The rapper kicked of the night various performances, including a rendition of “Ghost Town,” with an assist from Kid Cudi and 070 Shake. And just when folks thought he was done, West took it upon himself to deliver one of his signature rants, this time focused on a current fixation: his support for Trump.
“You see they laughing at me. You heard em the scream at me. They bully me. They bullied me backstage. They said, ‘don’t go out there with that hat on.’ They bullied me backstage. They bullied me!” Kanye said.
He continued, “And then they say I’m in a sunken place. You want to see the sunken place? Okay, I’ma listen to ya’ll now — or I’ma put my Superman cape on, cause this means you can’t tell me what to do. Follow your heart and stop following your mind. That’s how we’re controlled. That’s how we’re programmed. If you want the world to move forward, try love.”
“I think the universe has balance. 90 percent of news are liberal,” West added. “90 percent of TV, L.A., New York, writers, rappers, musicians. So it’s easy to make it seem like it’s so one-sided.”
The audience could be heard audibly booing West, but that didn’t stop him as he quickly broke out into a song: “I wanna cry right now, black man in America, supposed to keep what you’re feelin’ inside right now.”
He continued, “The blacks want always Democrats… 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,” he said. “There’s so many times I talk to, like, a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, uh, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”
Watch the clip below.
KANYE SNL TALK THAT GOT CUT OFF FREEDOM OF SPEECH SHOULD HAVE EXTENDED pic.twitter.com/IpULoEJxsN
— MIKE DEAN! #MWA (@therealmikedean) September 30, 2018
From Chris Rock’s IG story, looks like Kanye gave a speech after NBC cut the SNL feed pic.twitter.com/mYpSxqbw9Z
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) September 30, 2018