Kanye West is continuing to deliver his pro-Donald Trump speeches and he used the 44th season premiere of Saturday Night Live to launch into his newest over-the-top rant. Wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, West waited until after his performance of “Ghost Town” to go off the rails.
Kanye was joined on the stage for his performance by Kid Cudi and 070 Shake and his rant was cut short for time but recorded by comedian Chris Rock, who was in the audience at Studio 8H in New York City.
Rock posted part of his recorded video to Instagram.
The entire cast of SNL is standing behind Kanye at the close of the show and many of them can be seen actively rolling their eyes. In over-the-top West fashion, he sang: “I wanna cry right now, black man in America, supposed to keep what you’re feelin’ inside right now…”
The rant then continues:
“The blacks want always Democrats… you know it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare… does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan,” he continued. “There’s so many times I talk to, like, a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, uh, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”
Listen to the background audio and you can hear Rock laughing the proclaiming “oh my God.” Rock’s reaction was much more subtle than audience members who booed and yelled at Kanye West.
The rapper’s appearance almost didn’t occur as West was the last minute SNL replacement for Ariana Grande.
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