Throughout his set the performer sprinkled in political arguments, and at one point said that he didn’t vote. But if he had, said West, he would have pulled the lever for President-elect Donald Trump.
Makes sense, he did depict the Donald in the “Famous” music video alongside fellow 2016 iconoclasts. West’s shocking late endorsement was then met with booing from a restless crowd.
Kanye has been ranting about politics for like the last 30 minutes and people are booing and throwing stuff 😰😰😰😰— adithya prabhakaran (@adithyaiscool) November 18, 2016
Some fans booing, throwing stuff at Kanye as he continues to talk, instead of perform.— Jim Harrington (@jimthecritic) November 18, 2016
Kanye just said if he had voted (which he didn't) he would've voted Trump. pic.twitter.com/g2HyFz6KPD— meet me in temecula (@justin_yang) November 18, 2016
Among his other pieces of political advice were for black people to “stop focusing on racism,” and an endorsement to “build the wall.”
Kanye show was not the move. He lost me at "I would have voted for Trump" 🙄— Jewel Burks Solomon (@jewelmelanie) November 18, 2016
"I didn't vote but if I did vote I would have voted for Trump" -Kanye. Just when you thought this concert couldn't get worse.— Charles De Guzman (@Charlessenpai) November 18, 2016
To the comfort of West fans, the artist is still committed to running for president in 2020, and alluded to having a political model in mind.
Though fans and pundits alike are probably wondering if West will get around to voting for himself when the time comes.