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Kanye Just Confessed That He Would've Voted For Trump

The rapper also spoke "specifically to black people" in the crowd and told them to "stop focusing on racism".

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Kanye West was booed by fans at a concert in California as he revealed that if he had voted in this year's US presidential election he would've backed Donald Trump.

"I would have voted for Trump." - Kanye West

In a video posted on Twitter, Kanye can be heard speaking to fans at his Saint Pablo tour in San Jose on Thursday night.

He told the crowd: "I said something that was kind of politically correct. I told y'all I didn't vote, right. I didn't tell you... I guess I told you... But If I would've voted, I would've voted on Trump."

In another clip, he can be heard justifying his decision.

Kanye just said if he had voted (which he didn't) he would've voted Trump.

"That don't mean that I don't think Black Lives Matter, that I don't ...believe in women's rights... because that was the guy I would've voted for," he said.

Kanye also reportedly spoke "specifically to black people" in the crowd and told them to "stop focusing on racism".

Kanye West tonight speaking on racism in America. "Specifically to black people, stop talking about race so much."

"This world is racist, OK," he said. "Let's stop being distracted to focus on that as much. It's just a fucking fact. We are in a racist country, period. Do not allow people to make us talk about that so fucking long. Let's talk about whatever the fuck we wanna talk about."

Unsurprisingly, many people on Twitter were not too impressed with Kanye's confession.

So Kanye told everyone at his concert tonight that he would have voted for Trump had he voted at all? Uh...… https://t.co/fsJbZlNgUD

Kanye is on stage praising Trump & telling BP to stop talking about race so much. This is exactly why they won't let Blue play at his house

Kanye is now saying how he loved Trumps debate style. Kanye is glad Trump inspired racists to reveal themselves. "This is the beginning"


Others were not surprised, as the rapper is well-known for not holding back when sharing his controversial opinions.

I can't believe Kanye said he voted for Trump, said everyone who doesn't remember he once tweeted Bill Cosby was innocent.


Fiona Rutherford is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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