Could this be a very early campaign stunt?
Kanye West: ‘I would have voted for Trump’
Hip hop superstar Kanye West, who famously declared his intention to run for President in 2020, told a shocked audience in California that he didn’t cast a vote in the presidential election earlier this month, but if he did, he “would have voted for Trump.”
After the slightly-too-late endorsement for Donald Trump, the shock winner and now-President-elect, given between songs during the show at the SAP Center in San Jose on Thursday night, a large section of the audience booed the singer.
Trump’s election has led to protests across the country, as well as a spike in hate crime.
Fans took to Twitter to voice their frustration with the singer’s political position. One said that the show “was not the move,” and that the singer “lost me at ‘I would have voted for Trump.'”
Yeezy has appeared with Trump before, in a way. In the video for his song “Famous,” from earlier this year, he appears in bed with a number of celebrity lookalikes, one of whom is the new President-elect.
Last year President Barack Obama addressed Kanye’s intention to run, joking that he was running “for Speaker of the House,” before saying, “it couldn’t get any stranger.”