Kanye West is known for his mid-concert political rants that range from comparing himself to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs to saying George Bush doesn’t care about black people. This week, however, he raised the controversy knob up to 11 when he confessed to the audience that he didn’t vote. But if he had voted, he said, he would’ve voted for Donald Trump.
Watch the video below:
“I would have voted for Trump.” – Kanye West pic.twitter.com/g9qxaT7aRc— billy (@billycrossover) November 18, 2016
Apparently, his fans were not too thrilled with this confession. There was silence, booing and even throwing shoes — including a Yeezy shoe, a pair of which can go for over $1000. (Kanye picked it up, signed it, and tossed it back.)
The, according to a concert goer who was tweeting his speech, he said that the Hillary supporters were louder, but that he knew there were Trump supporters in the audience. (Then, apparently, he started calling them out.)
“There are Hillary supporters that may be louder, but MY fact is that there are people who who voted for Trump here at the show”
— Raptor (@RaptorJesuss) November 18, 2016
In the end, he said, “Whether you voted for Hillary or Trump, this is a safe space for both of you.”