Kanye West delivers pro-Donald Trump speech on TV show 'Saturday Night Live'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Oct 01, 2018, 10:56 AM IST

American rapper Kanye West on Wednesday said he supported President Donald Trump Photograph:(WION Web Team)

Kanye West, who has been vocal about his support for US President Donald Trump, delivered a pro-Trump speech on the premiere of the 44th season of `Saturday Night Live`.

Despite his speech not being aired, the 41-year-old received applauds from Trump."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!" tweeted Trump.


West gave the lengthy speech about his support of Trump wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) cap. He claimed that he was "bullied" by SNL producers backstage into not wearing MAGA gear on stage."There`s so many times I talked to a white person about this and they`re like, `How can you like Trump, he`s racist?` Well, if I was concerned about racism I would have moved out of America a long time ago," West said to the crowd. 

"You`ve got a situation where you need to have a dialogue and not a diatribe...It`s easy to make it seem like it`s so, so, so one-sided," West said in his speech. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rapper received "several claps and a number of boos" for his rant. 

Meanwhile, the rapper has renamed himself. The 41-year-old musician shared the news of his name change on Twitter and wrote, "the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE."

Ye' was also the title of the rapper's June 1 album, which he spent months recording at his ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.