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Kanye West Talks About His Political Views And Still Shows Support For Trump

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By Jimmy Ha

Kanye West was the recent cover story for the Wall Street Journal’s April issue. The article was released on Wednesday, and the gospel rapper went on to touch upon his political view in supporting Donald Trump. Aside from West’s recent conversion to do gospel music, his political views has been the root of many on-going clashes with the public.

West went on to explain that he resents the fact that people make assumptions about him specifically due to his race, profession, and education.

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As usual, West went on unfiltered and shed light on his thoughts on how he felt mistreated before and after his fame kicked in:

“I’m a black guy with a red [MAGA] hat, can you imagine? It reminded me of how I felt as a black guy before I was famous, when I would walk in a restaurant and people would look at you like you were going to steal something. ‘This is your place, Ye, don’t talk about apparel. This is your place, Ye, you’re black, so you’re a Democrat.'”

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West then mentioned that everything is about ‘putting people in their place’:

“Everything is about putting people in their place. Classism, protectionism—not just racism. Classism is like living on a bookshelf. The more money you have, the higher you go. And you get to the top and look over and what do you see? Fear. I do not like the word ambitious. I’m Kanye West. The word ambitious is beneath my abilities. I’m just a doer. You can see in my eyes there’s not one bit of fear.”

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West also mentioned in the interview that he was touched by Donald Trump’s friendship and recalled when he reached out to help A$AP Rocky with his legal issues in Sweden.

In 2019, Trump tweeted in regards to the issue, “Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky.”

West has displayed not only his support for Trump, but also called him his ‘brother’.

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In 2018, West took to his twitter to talk about racism and mental health, among other topics which stirred a lot of controversy due to his political views and support for Donald Trump.

“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

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