Kanye West likens backlash for supporting Trump to racial profiling

Mohammed Awal March 27, 2020
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Controversial rapper and producer Kanye West’s support for Donald Trump has hit an all-time high. The “Yeezuz” rapper reaffirmed his affection for Trump, the man seen by many as the most divisive president in the history of the U.S in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal.

West doubled down on his support for the president in the interview comparing the backlash he had faced from the black community for being a ‘Make America Great Again’ disciple to racial profiling.

“I’m a Black guy with a red [MAGA] hat, can you imagine?” West stared. “It reminded me of how I felt as a Black guy before I was famous when I would walk in a restaurant and people would look at you like you were going to steal something. ‘This is your place, Ye, don’t talk about apparel. This is your place, Ye, you’re black, so you’re a Democrat,’” he told WSJ.

The Yeezy CEO in a separate interview last October spoke about how he was free from the clutches of the Democratic Party following his acceptance of Jesus.

Speaking in an interview with veteran Los Angeles radio and morning show host, Big Boy, West accused the Democratic Party of brainwashing the black community into patronizing abortion.

“We’re brainwashed out here, bro,” said West. “Come on, man. This is a free man talking. Democrats had us voting Democrats with food stamps for years. What are you talking about? Guns in the 80s, taking the fathers out the home, Plan B, lowering our votes, making us abort our children…Thou shall not kill.”

Also during his popular music-themed and quasi-religious Sunday Service in Salt Lake City, Utah, last year, West defended his bromance with Trump, stating that making a decision based on one’s skin color is mental slavery.

“They try to tell me because of my color who I’m supposed to pick as the president,” said West in one of the videos that went viral after the program.

He mimicked what he claimed are Trump critics saying, “You’re black, so you can’t like Trump.”

Over 7,000 people according to the Huffington Post, attended West’s service in Utah. The venue also hosted another religious event over the weekend by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: March 27, 2020


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