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Kanye West Comes Under Attack For Pro-Trump Speech On SNL


Kanye West came under attack over a politically-charged speech he delivered in support of President Donald Trump during last weekend's Saturday Night Live premiere.

After playing "I Love It" on SNL, the 41 year-old rapper sang "Ghost Town from Ye" wearing a red "Make America Great Again" baseball cap.

The show ended with an unscripted, pro-Trump rant by West: "It's so many times that I talk to like, a white person about this, and 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. We don't just make our decisions off of racism. I'm (gonna) break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don't have to believe in all they policies."

Some parts of the speech were cut short from the broadcast.

As Kanye spoke, some members of the studio audience were heard booing.

Singer Lana Del Rey described West's endorsement of Trump as "a loss for the culture."

"If you think it's alright to support someone who believes it's OK to grab a woman by the p...y just because he's famous, then you need an intervention just as much as he does," the artist said on Twitter.

She had performed at West-Kim Kardashian wedding in 2014.

West's performance evoked appreciation from President Trump. He said that although he doesn't watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) as the program is "no longer funny, no talent or charm, 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!"

"It is just a political ad for the Dems," Trump tweeted, referring to the popular television show on NBC.

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