Kanye West is a Trump Supporter – I Should Be Surprised. But I’m Not

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During a Saint Pablo show in San Jose, California, Kanye stopped performing to tell fans that he didn’t vote in the presidential election, but if he had, he would have voted for Donald Trump. The rapper said, “I said something that was kind of politically correct. I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? What I didn’t tell you… but if I were to have voted, I would have voted on Trump.”

Yeezy has been losing his mind for a looooong minute now but I’ve never joined the hate-train. Not because I am convinced of his genius or anything like that. Kanye did a couple of jaw dropping hits, but that does not a genius make. Consistency  is everything; even a stopped clock is right twice a day. If Mozart only wrote a couple great tunes, we wouldn’t still be talking about him today. Mr West ain’t no Jesus.

No, I always had a soft spot for him because of the very reason I first liked him – the song All Falls Down featuring Syleena Johnson. That track was the song that kept on giving. So many layers; I got to understand a bit more each time I heard it. He explained the psyche of the Black American so perfectly.

But more importantly, during the US election, there was a line from it that I repeated over and again to Black people supporting Trump:

It seem we living the American Dream
But the people highest up got the lowest self-esteem
The prettiest people do the ugliest things
For the road to riches and diamond rings
We shine because they hate us, floss ’cause they degrade us
We tryna buy back our 40 acres
And for that paper, look how low we a stoop
Even if you in a Benz, you still a nigga in a coupe

You just through all these hoops, you do all these things, you amass all this wealth and you hope it means something. You hope you will ‘belong’. Lord, you hope you get called to dine at the big boys’ table. You hope when they’re making laws and policies, they will take your well-being and needs into consideration. But you know what? Even if you in a Benz, you still a nigga in a coupe.

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You’re just the guy brought over a few hundred years ago to tend the cotton plantations. And yes, they will get over the whole slavery thing and understand that the second they see a Black man, they don’t need to put chains around his neck and make him work. Shoot, some of them will even start to see you as partners; equals, even.

But do not believe for a second that they will sit in the power houses and think “But wait! Can we pass this law? How does it affect the Blacks and the minorities? Does it give them a fair shake? A fair chance at life? Nah, we need more policies that help them bridge the massive gap between us and them! We can NOT pass this law!”

Nah. Nope. Not never. Not once. Didn’t happen. Won’t happen. Because you still a nigga in a coupe. 

Lil Wayne fell for the illusion too. At that infamous interview, he said:

“I am a young, black rich m****rf****r. If that don’t let you know that America understand Black m****rf*****s matter these days, I don’t know what it is. That man white, he filmin’ me. I’m a n***a. I don’t know what you mean, man. Don’t come at me with that dumb s**t, man. My life matter. Especially to my b*****s.”

A white man is behind the camera so all of a sudden, you think that means it’s all cool. White people held the cameras during lynchings too, but I’ll let him tell it.

Yeezus thinks being married to an indeterminate mound of plastic suddenly means he is worth a damn. He’s wrong. And then…on top of it all, HE DID NOT EVEN VOTE.

Kai, his poor mother.

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39 COMMENTS

  1. I’m sorry…anyone exposed to this self-hating clown’s diatribe should know what he’s about by now. I was done when he draped himself with the confederate flag. I was completely over him when he came for Michelle Obama. KW needs to be scrubbed from Black consciousness, he’s the least thing the community needs at this point. Goodluck to him.

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