Kanye West broke into an unscripted, pro-Trump speech in front of Saturday Night Live’s studio audience on Saturday night. The speech, however, never made it to the air.
Donning a red “Make America Great Again” hat, rapper Kanye West, with SNL cast members standing behind him, interrupted a performance of his song “Ghost Town” to deliver his political speech:
“The blacks weren’t always Democrats. You know it’s like the plan they did, uh, to take the fathers out the home and promote welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”
Kanye went on to complain that he had been “bullied” by the SNL crew for wearing a “MAGA” hat:
“They bullied me backstage. They said, ‘Don’t go out there with that hat on.’ They bullied me backstage! They bullied me!”
During the speech, Kanye also claimed that he was “running in 2020”, presumably meaning that he intends to run for President of the United States.
The off-the-cuff speech was filmed and shared over Instagram by audience members, including comedian Chris Rock:
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The credits began to roll on "Saturday Night Live," but musical guest Kanye West still had plenty to say. After performing several songs on the show Saturday, the rapper went on a rant about President Trump as "SNL" went off the air. West's comments were captured by comedian and former "SNL" cast member Chris Rock, who posted a video on Instagram Stories from his verified account. "I want to cry right now, black man in America, supposed to keep what you're feeling inside right now," West sang while wearing what appeared to be a "Make America Great Again" hat. Visit www.ThePhoenixMag.comFor All The Latest News & Music Coming From The Entertainment World!!!!!!
Canceled for time
NBC has formally declined to comment on Kanye West’s speech and their decision not to air it. Since the show is aired lived, however, it is unlikely that West’s speech was deliberately censored.
An anonymous source told People that “the show was already off the air when he started his rant.” The speech, according to their source, was simply given too late to make it on the show.
The anonymous source also refuted West’s claims that he had been bullied for wearing a MAGA hat, saying that West “wore it in promos all week before the show even aired.”
Even though it was unaired, West’s rant still caught considerable attention. President Trump himself has taken to Twitter to praise Kanye West’s speech:
Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) – no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”), was great. He’s leading the charge!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2018
West has made it clear that he still has much more to say. On Sunday, he took to Twitter to build on his SNL rant, this time calling for the end dof the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery:
this represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love pic.twitter.com/a15WqI8zgu
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
West has yet to clarify his political positions. It remains unclear which Democrat legislation he believes harmed African-American families or how he feels the 13th Amendment needs to be amended.
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