The Saturday Night Live audience no doubt gathered at 30 Rock to get their comfortable fill of anti-Trump, left-wing “comedy” from the activists masquerading as entertainers these days in NBC, but they got a little more than they bargained for. See, Kanye West was the musical guest this week, and he left no doubt about his ongoing allegiance to free thought, independent speech for American blacks, and President Donald Trump.
West appeared at the end of the show to say goodnight to the crowd and the television audience. But he grabbed a microphone, donned a Make America Great Again cap, and launched into one of his infamous rants against the state of politics in the U.S.
“The blacks weren’t always Democrats,” said West as the show (rapidly) went off the air. “You know it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan. There’s so many times I talk to a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, uh, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”
West said the time was ripe for America to have a “dialogue” instead of a “diatribe.” He said that the SNL actors and producers “bullied” him and told him not to wear the MAGA cap on stage. He told the audience, however, that the cap was his “Superman cape” and that it meant “you can’t tell me what to do.”
“Thank y’all for giving me this platform,” he said. “I know some of y’all don’t agree but y’all be going at that man’s neck a lot, and I don’t think it’s actually that helpful. Ninety percent of news are liberal. Ninety percent of TV – LA, New York, writers, rappers, musicians. So it’s easy to make it seem like it’s so, so, so one-sided. I feel kind of free. I thought this country said that I could be me.”
Kanye West has said some crazy, questionable stuff over the years, but no one can deny that he’s a true artist in a sea of wannabes and posers. The word “genius” gets thrown around a lot, but Kanye may well fit the bill. And the thing about artistic geniuses is that they refuse to be put in a box and have a label slapped on them. We’re loving that Kanye is willing to shed some high-profile light on the truth about politics (to people who are otherwise shielded from conservative media), but what we love more is that he’s courageous enough to just…put it out there and say what he wants to say. We need more people who preach a message of “think for yourself.” It would do wonders for this country in more ways than one.