Kanye West was the musical guest for Saturday Night Live's season opener, and at the end of the show, in a portion that was not aired, he donned a "Make America Great Again" hat and started talking politics. Segments of West's rant were captured and shared by people in the studio audience, including comedian Chris Rock.
West accused black Americans of being duped by a "Democratic plan" to "take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare." Addressing his vocal support of President Trump, West said if he were "concerned about racism [he] would have moved out of America a long time ago." He urged listeners to "follow your heart, and stop following your mind" and intimated he may run for public office in 2020.
Watch two clips of West's comments below. Bonnie Kristian
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kanye west ranted about donald trump and more during snl’s credits and it was cut for time pic.twitter.com/19rs3SHz6i
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