When Kanye West says intolerable things, it’s standard for a course. But final night, during his Saint Pablo stop during San Jose’s SAP Center, West unleashed a really unwelcome opinion. The hostess pronounced that while he didn’t opinion in this year’s election, if he had, he would have voted for Donald Trump. He also, bafflingly, urged black people to “stop focusing on racism.”
We are used to West’s outlandish statements, though these comments are quite startling given West donated to Hillary Clinton’s debate in 2015, and that many racism-fueled instances of assault and hatred debate have been reported given Trump won a election. And in a face of a grave injustices and systemic injustice being highlighted and against by a Black Lives Matter movement, West’s comments are quite troubling—and confusing. Remember: This is a man who once pronounced “George Bush doesn’t caring about black people” on inhabitant TV. Some fans reportedly walked out of a show.
Several people prisoner a screed on video and posted snippets to amicable media. In a video below, West says, “I told y’all we didn’t vote, right? But we didn’t tell you…but if we would have voted, we would have voted for Trump.”
He also alluded to a probable 2020 presidential run—something he’s mentioned before—telling a audience, “I will take position in 2020 and do it myself.”
Twitter user Brandon E. Patterson was there and posted serve footage of West’s argumentative comments.
Kanye West tonight vocalization on injustice in America. “Specifically to black people, stop articulate about competition so much.” pic.twitter.com/HTWlJgdq7E
— Brandon E. Patterson (@myblackmindd) Nov 18, 2016
West can be listened saying:
Specifically, to black people, stop focusing on racism. This universe is racist, okay? Let’s stop being dreaming to concentration on that as much. It’s only a f—king fact. We are in a extremist country. Period. Do not concede people to make us speak about that so f—king long. Let’s speak about whatever a f—k we wish to speak about. Just f—king stop articulate about that, yo.