Kanye West delivered a speech to the cast and audience of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in spite of the fact that NBC had already apparently cut the feed, moving to the credits.
NBC cut the feed and went to credits, running short on time, before West finished his musical performance — but West went on to deliver a speech in spite of the fact that he was no longer on the air.
West, whose support for people like Candace Owens and President Donald Trump has stirred social media to the boiling point on a number of occasions, began by telling the audience that he had been pressured to not appear onstage wearing his “Make America Great Again” hat.
“They bully me. They bully me backstage and said don’t go out there with that hat on. Okay. I’m going to listen to y’all now.” Then, putting the familiar red hat back on his head, he continued, “Or I’m gonna put my Superman cape on. And that means you can’t tell me what to do.”
West went on to explain why it was so easy, especially in Hollywood, to believe that everyone felt the same way about Trump. “90 percent of news are liberals,” he said. “So it’s easy to make it seem like it’s so, so, so one-sided.”
Halfway through his speech, he sang, “I feel so free.”
West then laid out one of the reasons he thought blacks shouldn’t trust Democrats.
“Blacks weren’t always Democrats,” he explained. “You know it’s like a plan they did, to get the fathers out of the home and put them on welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”
He concluded with his answer for critics who complain that Trump is a racist, saying, “They say, ‘how could you like Trump? He’s racist!’ Well, if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago.”
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