Donald Trump is not a Democrat and Kanye West isn’t scared. Thursday night Kanye West sat down with the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and explained why he put his career at risk by supporting Trump.
Kanye thought he might get “kicked out of the black community” for not sharing in the liberals war against Donald Trump.
“Just as a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood, all these different things, you know, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me,” the Chicago rapper told Kimmel. “And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over; I’d get kicked out of the black community because blacks — we’re supposed to have a monolithic thought, we can only, like, we can only be Democrats and all.”
Kanye West is not one to follow the crowd.
“I’m not a politician like that. But it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said, in saying, you can’t bully me. Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me.”
The 41-year-old rapper, producer, fashion designer and husband to Kim Kardashian West marches to the beat of his own drum and should not have to fear a career collapse just because he likes Donald Trump.
It’s not easy being a celebrity supporter of the president and it shouldn’t necessitate the confidence of someone like Kanye West to make a stand.
See the full interview here.
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