Kanye West "loves Donald Trump" and talks about him "all the time," according to source close to rapper
Kanye's comments on 'SNL' raised many an eyebrow, with opinions divided on whether he had been right in doing so
Kanye West's love for US Preesident Donald Trump is very real, with the 41-year-old rapper having publicly shown his support for him over the years. The most recent example of this "love" came on last week's 'Saturday Night Live', where he had nothing but praise for Trump.
As reported by People, a source close to the rapper shared, "He loves Donald Trump; he is convinced that Trump is going to change America for the better and thinks that he’s already done an amazing job. He talks about Trump all the time; he watches the news and finds times when Trump is being treated unfairly, and he talks about them all the time".
Kanye's comments on 'SNL' raised many an eyebrow, with opinions divided on whether he had been right in doing so.
In a part of his SNL speech that did not air on TV, Kanye shared, "It’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump? He’s racist.’ Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago".
"We don’t just make our decisions off of racism. I’ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all their policies," he added.
Kanye's family, including his wife and reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, were present in the audience. At the time, a source shared that Kanye's pro-Trump speech was "embarrassing" while another insider added that she "did not support him" in the 2016 election.
"Kim did not support Trump, and her family didn’t support him. But she knows that she has a very rare opportunity to have the ear of the President, and she has some things that she’s very passionate about, and is willing to meet with him to talk about the things she believes," the source continued.
Earlier this year, Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, after advocacy by Kim Kardashian on her behalf.
"She believes that she can meet with Trump without being a die-hard supporter. She has a message for him and goes to talk to him. It’s a very rare opportunity. She’s smart enough to use it," the source shared.
After Kanye's political rant, many celebrities including Lana Del Rey called him out for his political choices. Del Rey took to Instagram to share, "Trump becoming our President was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture. I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism — none of which would be a talking point if we weren’t speaking about the man leading our country".
"If you think it’s alright to support someone who believes it’s OK to grab a woman by the pussy just because he’s famous — then you need an intervention as much as he does — something so many narcissists will never get because there just isn’t enough help for the issue," she continued.