Isn’t it refreshing to see one of the greatest musicians of his generation being an unapologetic President Trump supporter?
It’s not refreshing because he’s unwavering in his allegiance to Trump, but because watching his infuriated Hollywood friends panic over his political affiliation is a sight to behold.
And Kanye West has one Trump-loving message for Hollywood in time for the November General Election.
The groundwork had already been laid by the time Kanye West took matters into his own hands when he performed on “Saturday Night Live” in September 2018. West had been seen in public touting his “Make America Great Again” red hat, which ruffled a lot of Hollywood feathers.
When asked, West was fearless telling people he supported President Trump.
But he took the national stage that night and gave a post-performance politically themed speech saying, ‘How could you like Trump, he’s racist?’ Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”
Later he added, “You wanna see the sunken place? Okay, Im’a listen to y’all now. I’ma put my superman cape on, because this means you can’t tell me what to do… You want the world to move forward? Try love.” The “sunken place” refers to the movie “Get Out” about a particular place that white people yield power of black Americans to a point where they become Uncle Tom’s.
Clearly, West is incredibly familiar with the “sunken place” because he refuses to go. While his Hollywood friends pretend to be “woke,” Kanye West actually is.
The Grammy Award winner recently sat down with GQ magazine to say that he is “definitely voting” for President Trump in November and urged black Americans to ignore manipulation attempts and do the same.
When asked by the interviewer whether he thinks of himself as a “forward thinker,” West wisely responded, “I buy real estate. It’s better now than when Obama was in office. They don’t teach you in school about buying property. They teach you how to become somebody’s property.”
On the subject of media manipulation over black people, he aptly noted, “Black people are controlled by emotions through the media. The media puts musicians, artists, celebrities, actors in a position to be the face of the race, that really don’t have any power and really are just working for white people. When it’s said like that, it’s kind of obvious, right? We emotionally connect to someone of our color on TV and feel that this person is speaking for us. So let me say this: I am the founder of a $4 billion organization, one of the most Google-searched brands on the planet, and I will not be told who I’m gonna vote on because of my color.”
That indoctrination has been going on in this country for far too long. How many times have you heard a person of color must vote against President Trump because their skin color somehow aligns with liberal principles?
It doesn’t work like that. In fact, that’s a racist presumption. A person’s skin color plays no part in individualism. An individual can hold vast viewpoints that are completely different than a so-called collective worldview from any given race.
West later added about his intentions of voting, “No, I’m definitely voting this time. And we know who I’m voting on. And I’m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over. Because guess what: I’m still here! Jesus Is King was No. 1! I was told my career would end if I wasn’t with her. What kind of campaign is that, anyway? That’s like if Obama’s campaign was ‘I’m with black.’”
And it’s astute for West to point out that it really stems from mainstream media manipulation that treats their viewers like thoughtless sheep. We need more voices like West’s in Hollywood.