Kanye West Did Not Voted For Trump But Would Have Want To

By klaireaustria

Nov 19, 2016 06:00 AM EST

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."

Also. in the second leg of Kanye West's Saint Pablo tour kicked off in California on Thursday night, but the 39-year-old rapper arrived late. And instead of immediately jumping into his set list, West opted to rant about this year's presidential election in an incredibly controversial way.

"I told y'all I didn't vote, right? But if I were to vote, I would have voted on Trump," he told the crowd, who immediately began booing him.

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.

The moment was captured from afar by one concert-goer. While the majority of the crowd boos, one audience member can be heard clapping.

He continued to talk about why he supported the president-elect before transitioning into his song, Heartless. 

"Whether you voted for Hillary or Trump, this is a safe space for both of you," he told the audience, asking any Trump voters to make themselves known.

The rapper explained what appealed to him about Trump's campaign.

The audience objected to his statements so loudly he actually had to stop the performance moments in.

"I just said that I would have voted for Donald Trump and then I did a song and y'all sang it at the top of your lungs," he noted. "That doesn't mean that you're a Trump supporter. That just means [you're] OK with a celebrity having their own opinion. Or that someone else is OK to have their own opinion. That might not be your opinion but you can still like that person or still like that person's music."

He went on to call out last week's Saturday Night Live host Dave Chappelle saying, "Dave Chapelle, it's OK. We can have opinions as celebrities. I know you said we couldn't, but thank you for breaking the ice on a mentality of a generation."

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