Kanye West Tells Concertgoers: America Is Racist And If I Had Voted It Would Have Been For Trump [VIDEO]

The Verge reports:

At a concert in San Jose during his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West opened up about the 2016 election in typical style. According to videos and tweets from the night, West told fans —in no particular order — that if he’d voted he would have voted for Donald Trump; that Trump’s approach to campaigning was “absolutely genius because it fucking worked”; that black people need to stop “being distracted” by racism and accept that the US is a racist country; and that he himself is still planning to run for president in 2020. West seems to have peppered these comments and more throughout the entire night, with concertgoers reporting that he repeatedly stopped songs, sometimes to go on longer rants, and sometimes just to make a single comment.

  • HKDaniel

    Two bewildering things – people who think Trump can govern and people who think this asshat is talented.

    I don’t get either.

    • Calabron

      Yep. If there were ever any chance I would have liked his music, this idiot ruined those chances long ago.

    • ColdCountry

      3. People who like Kanye West.

    • Archipelagos

      I’m sure some rich white guy will write a book about how Kanye’s politics is genius performance art any moment now.

      • Cousin Bleh

        Coming in 2017 from Pitchfork Publishing.

    • crewman

      Another personality whose entire moral compass points only to who has the best “ratings” and nothing about right or wrong.

      • Gest2016

        He has the most punchable face I’ve ever seen.

        • thatotherjean

          Nope. That still belongs to Pharmadouche Shkreli.

    • peterparker

      Actually, Kanye West has produced some good music. The song that plays as the credits roll in the Mark Wahlberg/George Clooney/Ice Cube film, “Three Kings”, is GREAT. And it’s a Kanye West creation.

      Now, having said that, I find most of his music unlistenable. But not as unlistenable as his asshat opinions.

  • zhera

    It’s really sad when demented people are worshipped. They should be treated in mental institutions.

    • CatApostrophe

      I spent several days in a mental institution a few years ago. They don’t let you have caffeine and you’re not allowed to interrupt people in group. Sounds like a good fit to me.

  • StillALiberal

    Narcissist backs Narcissist…Quelle Surprise

    • pj

      black narcissus

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Oh my God, he’s dumber than a rock (I pretty much knew this but it further confirms it). I know he thinks wealth and celebrity will protect him but good grief, it didn’t protect his wife from getting robbed and they have two biracial kids, who the alt-right loathe.

  • olandp

    If he didn’t vote he needs to SHUT THE FUCK UP! If you don’t vote you have no right to comment on politics.

    • Droz

      At least 3rd party voters, who I loathe just a hair less, exercised their rights. Anyone who didn’t vote is an asshole who loves to complain without doing anything to fix the problem.

      • Gene

        thank you

        anyone who goes on a political case of oral diarhea AFTER they said the words “If I had voted” is beneath contempt

      • Diogenes Onionpants

        Agreed.

        Though instead of saying that someone exercised their right to vote, I’d say they fulfilled their responsibility to do so.

    • StraightGrandmother

      I agree, when you don’t vote you get no say, and nto only that he wants to run for President?
      That will sure screw with the democratic vote, hey thanks Kayne.

    • Kayne and many celebrities DO NOT vote as they are shielded from the BULLSHIT that is coming…we as Americans continue to pour money into them NO MATTER who is President, Senator or Representative…

      http://cdn.meme.am/instances/55967139.jpg

    • Gaiboi66

      I have to agree with you!

    • bill weber

      He’s dumb, but so is that comment. Voting is a bone thrown to the masses while the real shit is decided elsewhere.

      • olandp

        Thank you so much for enlightening us Mr. Weber and for the opportunity for basking in your magnificence.

        • dr morbius

          least i can do for da peasants.

    • glass

      Agreed, and even though he said he didn’t vote for chump, he definitely helped him become president.
      Kanye is nothing but an attention whore.

  • William

    Reality TV causes brain damage.

    • I’m not sure if he’s trolling, or if he just wants attention, or if he actually believes what he says. Maybe some combination of that. XD

      • pj

        hes like trump….always wants more

  • Joe in PA

    Just when you think you can’t like someone less….

    • safari

      If you’ve learned anything this cycle, just when you think you’ve hit bottom, you start sinking some more.

      • Butch

        What was Lily Tomlin’s comment – something about no matter how cynical you get you can never keep up?

        • JW Swift

          …and that’s the truth. (raspberry)

  • Joe in PA

    I love the headline on the video: Kanye West Breaks Silence….

    Riiiiight, I was waiting for him! Sigh.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    And not only did they not boo him off his own stage, they actually stayed to listen to his rants? I would have demanded my money back.

    • Cousin Bleh

      The crowd actually did boo pretty loudly. And people threw things at him.

      • Chuck in NYC

        One of these days he’ll fall off that platform.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Who is this now?

    • Chucktech

      All you need to know about him is that he’s an entertainer who thinks his opinion means something. There really isn’t any need for you to expend time or energy knowing anything else about him.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Thank you for your patience with an Old.

  • greenmanTN

    Manic Depression is a very destructive disease, and Kanye West could serve as the poster child for a national campaign.

    This may bite him on the ass far harder than he knows, though.

    • Todd20036

      He might like that.

  • safari

    Can we just not with him forever? K, thx, bye

  • Rex

    Just as I’m surprised that Trump got as many votes as he did, I’m surprised Kanye has as many fans as he does.

    • safari

      Something Kardashian something ego and media whore.

  • Bared Bear

    Well ain’t that a pussy grabber.

  • Gene

    Douche

    that just, says it all.

    well..

    Narcissistic Douche.

    there. fixed it

  • TJay229

    I have no respect for this Kneegro at all.

    He is an idiot.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Yes, many do accept America is racist so why ‘would’ you have voted for someone who is aggressively and openly working to make it more racist?

    And why the fuck didn’t you vote? I would have more respect for you if you voted for Trump that to discuss what you ‘would’ have done.

    Oh, and your clothing line sucks.

    Kanye is popular, why?

    • Rolf

      For the same reason Trump is: he’s a big mouthed narcissist who became rich and married a trophy whore.
      The American Dream.

  • Cousin Bleh

    Kanye’s career trajectory has a lot in common with Trump’s… you’d think all the ridiculous things he’s said and done over the years would disqualify him from any sort of respect, but people continue to praise his albums and go to his tours.

    I actually think this may be a step too far. It’s all over Twitter and no one seems happy about it. In the age of #blacklivesmatter, telling black folks not to worry about racism is shortsighted and a clear sign of his privilege.

    But I thought mocking a disabled man would disqualify Trump, so WTF do I know.

    • B Snow

      I keep thinking at some point, people will wake up to the wrongness, but Trump supporters will probably nod thoughtfully when the internment camps go into effect and say, “It’s really for the best.”

      (I really don’t think it will get that far. I don’t want to sink into FEMA-camp-conspiracy-theory territory. But really, it seems like there is no point that is “too far” for them. Maybe when it’s their families being affected by it?)

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I’d hate to make everybody depressed but I always keep in mind The Stanford Prison experiment and the Milgram Experiment. I also keep in the mind the documentary The Act of Killing.

      • Philly Mike

        I think if this assault on Medicare continues it will wake many older white supporters up and realize the GOP comodifies everything including them.

        • Todd20036

          A few dead Trumpanzees won’t bother me personally a bit.
          Especially if it’s because they wrecked their own Medicaid.

          • thatotherjean

            Not all Medicare recipients voted for Trump, but few dead Democrats won’t bother the Trumpanzees, either. It’s only when they start dying that they’ll even consider that they were wrong.

      • Gerry Fisher

        I unfriended a relative on Facebook who said, “Well, there’s nothing I can do” in regard to speaking up about the Bannon appointment. They are an odd combination of “helpless” and “acting out with passion.”

    • perversatile
    • Chucktech

      But I thought mocking a disabled man would disqualify Trump.

      Apparently, our Intelligence spooks who monitor such things noticed a sudden down tick in Russian hacking when Trump mocked the Khan Gold Star family after they appeared at the Dem convention because they thought that would be the end of Donald Trump.

      • Gerry Fisher

        I read this too.

      • TampaZeke

        In a sane country with sane voters it would have!

    • Gest2016

      A music industry insider explained Kanye’s success to me: There are huge portions of the human population that wants to be “told” what is cool and what to do and what to listen to. And Kanye appeals to them. Just as Trump appeals to humans who want to be told what to think, who to hate, and what to do. Its a flaw in the human brain wiring, just as there is one which allows the virus of religion to infect so many minds.

      • Chuck in NYC

        Well that explains those ridiculous blinged-out nose rings some people have been sporting this past year in the name of “fashion.”

  • Philly Mike

    Interesting stage concept, it reinforces the way Kanye views himself as opposed to his fans he is above them but needs their adoration and money.

    • Ray Butlers

      Very good observation. He’s the Millennial hero: spoiled, untalented narcissist who will do just about anything for attention. No perspective, no introspection, no intellect.

    • Cousin Bleh

      Well, one of his songs is titled “I am a God.”

  • greenmanTN

    I know that when I have complicated issues to deal with I ask “What Would Kanye West Do?” then sniff some more spray paint fumes.

    • Bryan

      Huff deeply from the bag of dreams my child, for it is the way and the light. And you feel gooder than hell after.

      • greenmanTN

        The inside of my nose looks like a Jackson Pollack painting!

        • Bryan

          Come back only after it’s reached Dali.

          • greenmanTN

            Hello, Dali! 😉

          • greenmanTN

            Do YOUR sneezes get put up at MOMA? Uh-huh, thought not.

            (Totally playing, do not get mad.)

          • Bryan

            Never mad, just even. You might want to check your spice rack, and the creme freche isn’t creme freche anymore. (Also totally playing, my snark’s the damn Sahara over here)

          • greenmanTN

            I made a comment earlier about The Mooch, who kept dropping by at dinner time, but poured Tabasco sauce and salt over thing before even tasting it. The first time it happened I had made a Chicken Dijonnaise with creme fraiche I made by putting a little buttermilk in heavy cream and letting it sit out overnight covered with cheesecloth.

            And he dumped half a bottle of Tabasco on it without tasting it. (Maybe you have to cook before you get what an insult that is?)

            His fate was written in that moment, but I let it ripen a bit before I finally delivered it.

          • Bryan

            I’m known for loving my salt (we’ve got some classic Celtic sea salt in the cupboard right now that’s just incredible on everything) but Tabasco is just nasty, definitely see tho why that’d be an insult. At least try it before you decide you need to add somethin’.

          • greenmanTN

            I do love a man with a dry sense of humor, even if I end up the one asking, “Now wait a minute. I just now got that, and that was really kinda mean!”

  • TK

    America’s too racist…so I’d have voted for the racist?? What?

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Perhaps he’s angling for a position in Trump’s cabinet?

      • JW Swift

        What’s one more deplorable at this point?

  • Bill Post

    Shut up kanye and so suck a fish dick.

  • ChrisMorley

    We need cute distractions to cope

    Pounce! Kittens caught mid-leap – in pictures
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2016/nov/18/pounce-cats-caught-mid-leap-in-pictures

    • thatotherjean

      Thanks! I needed that.

  • CanuckDon

    Kanye be more stupid than that?

  • bambinoitaliano

    A grown man with a three year old mentality that is still seeking the insatiable attention from his mommy.

    • Ray Butlers

      Sound like anyone we know?

      • Philly Mike

        tRUMP is TOTALLY different he is still seeking his Father’s approval.

        • Ray Butlers

          You got me there. BTW: when i win the Powerball tomorrow, I’m going to buy the Trump Las Vegas and remove all the T’s.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            Give to ACLU and PP and other worthy charities instead. Way more satisfying.

          • Ray Butlers

            Well, I was also going to pass our Sharpies and spray paint to anyone who wants to help me redecorate all the portraits.

            Plus, I was totally going to sell all the gold stuff for the ACLU.

        • Snarkaholic

          …and from all the rest of his KKKlancesters.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    “Sad news from the music world again today. Kanye West is still alive.”

  • Cousin Bleh

    Counterpoint to Kanye: I haven’t been excited about rap music in years, but have any of ya’ll heard the new Tribe Called Quest album? It is the fucking bomb. The new single is a clear indictment of Trump (there’s even an Oompa Loompa sample) and “gays” get a shout-out in the chorus.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO2Su3erRIA

    • Megrim Twist

      Yes, brilliant.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    This is the same guy who got mad at Bush for Hurricane Katrina.

  • Bryan

    Go fuck yourself and your shitty music Kanye. A vote for Trump is a vote for treason, all the more reason to never listen to a single one of your songs. Hope you go broke you dumb motherfucker.

  • The Return of Traxley

    He’s been displaying traits of serious mental illness for the last few years. His megalomania burned a lot of bridges in the fashion world this year. Despite his current standing as a performer, he and his wife’s brands are on a slow decline. I don’t doubt that the “robbery” in Paris was staged.

    Unfortunately, there’s another sizable mass of idiots that will think he’s perfectly qualified to run in 2020.

    • They both spend a huge amount of money every year. Much like many sport athletes, they tend to think the good times will still roll as their income shrinks up…

      • The Return of Traxley

        And Kanye is far from as rich as he claims he is. He owes a lot of people a lot of money. Earlier this year he went on a Twitter money beg to Steve Cook and Mark Zuckerberg asking for a millions so he could be great.

        He’s a nutbar.

        • Both Kanye and Kim makes lots of money per year. Kanye pays for plenty of toys, like a Lambo, jewelry for his wife etc. They also spend tens of millions each year, like buying a $20 million mansion, then gut it for a year or two.

          The problems are for many entertainment stars, once they are used to a lifestyle, (limos, private jets, buying things on a whim) it bites back if the income is not coming in… It is sort of following the Michael Jackson/Toni Braxton school of finance..

  • Skip Intro

    He is such a staggeringly terrible person … certainly there’s a cabinet position waiting for him!

  • Michael R

    Thanks black Trump .

  • RNegron

    In the immortal words of Barack Obama; “Kanye is a jackass”.

  • Oikos

    Campaigning is not governing, something this asshat and cheetolini cannot grasp.

    • IamM

      And it shouldn’t undermine governing the way Trump’s campaign did.

  • JDS

    No less a man than you Kayne West has run for President.

  • Reasonoverhate

    People are still paying money to see this jackass?

    • MBear

      apparently lots of them

  • Secure

    Vomit!

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    black man insulated by wealth and fame says what?

  • NO MORE GOP!

    Well, he’s consistent… consistently repulsive.

  • djcoastermark

    If K does run in 2020, and doesn’t win, he can be proud that so many people were just like him and didn’t vote.

  • Cuberly

    Sort of think of West the same way I think of Coulter. Best to not give them any attention. It’s what they feed on.

  • fastlanestranger

    Married to Kim Kardashian
    Didn’t vote
    This actually makes a lot of sense

  • TexasBoy

    Is Kanye West still a thing?

  • pgarayt

    Ick.

  • Duh-David

    Now, let’s see what two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby has to say about Kanye West:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL7EQf1nJmE

  • Nathan Aaron

    How doe Kanye West STILL have any fans left? Ugh.

  • Halloween_Jack

    The only good thing about Kanye is that we may not have to worry about the Trump Regime, since it looks like Kanye’s ego is growing at a rate that it may absorb the entire solar system in a few months’ time. He got an oversized amount of attention for stating the obvious–“George Bush doesn’t care about black people”–during the Katrina aftermath, and he’s only gotten worse.

  • JT

    What a fucking idiot.

  • dcurlee

    If you didn’t vote then stfu. Oh hell just stfu up period. Wasted nothing of a being

  • Cuberly
  • mizzourah

    Have hope that America starts ignoring the Kardashians and focusing on real reality.

    • JW Swift

      Those glasses you’re wearing sure have some serious rose-colored tinting.

      • mizzourah

        We once thought Paris and Nicole would never leave, so…

  • Boy Elvis

    And if Trump can win, frankly, so can Kanye. God help us all.

  • TuuxKabin
  • EweTaw

    But . . but . . . everyone insists Kayne West is a great artist and a genius. We must worship him. /s

  • Bluto

    Ima let you finish but Kayne is the dumbest motherfucker of all time.

  • pj

    over her

  • Saul Farias

    Yes America has racists/homophobes but the majority of voters were rejected this 1million votes probably closer to 2 million margin of votes for HRC—really against Trump’s vision

  • Friday

    Whoever this Kanye’s supposed to be as a performer, he sure sounds like just another abusive sociopath. Sounds like he makes some *bank* off the racism he’s so anxious to support.

  • Belthazar

    And that mindset is why “we” may get a homophobic racist asswipe as Attorney General.

  • pj

    one of these entertainment shows should ask all “celebrities” if they voted. i expect they havent….

  • Elsewhere1010

    “Après moi, le délusions.”

  • Gerry Fisher

    I don’t know why, but the word “jackass” comes to mind.

  • nocadrummer

    And there I thought the Kardashians and their tendrils couldn’t get any less relevant.

  • IamM

    Fuck you too moron.
    Electing racists isn’t helping.

  • Todd

    It’s official: we now have a new King of the Idiots and he is named Kanye.

  • Richard

    He didn’t vote…..whatddya know…. I wonder how many more people of that ilk didn’t vote either and are now bitching about losing their Obamacare and Medicare or social security benefits ? You didn’t vote ! you don’t get to bitch, nobody wants to hear from your dumb ass.

  • Stubenville

    “If he voted”? STFU; you forfeited any right to discuss the election, asshole.

  • Captain Jack

    Stop the world I want to get off! If he can run for president so can my cat..

    • Ore Carmi

      If he can run for President, so can Trump.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Not the brightest crayon in the box, now is he?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    First off, how is this charlatan, barely talented hack still a thing and secondly, as my husbotter’s black half is wont to say from time to time, Negro Please!

    • Sashineb

      Please tell me they do NOT play his “music” on CJBQ. Please ??

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Not that I’ve heard, though MIX97 does.

  • Michael R

    This image explains what Trump did to this election …

    https://s18.postimg.org/frh028rft/kanye_taylor_swift.jpg

  • MonochromeMouse

    ” concertgoers reporting that he repeatedly stopped songs, sometimes to go on longer rants, and sometimes just to make a single comment.” I’m beginning to think Kanye may be mentally ill, he’s gotten infamous for doing this kind of thing and jumping on stage during other people’s performances to do the same. He’s also gotten bad about walking into stationary objects which can be a sign of neurological damage.

  • Michael Hampton

    Aww. Someone needed some attention. Let’s not give it to that piece of shit.

  • RJ Bone

    Wait, Kanye West is a narcissistic asshole?? I had NO IDEA! 😛

  • bob

    He’s following trump! Say stupid shit , lie, be a celebrity and you too can be president!

  • JCF

    Needs “Crackpot” and/or “Bovine Encephalitis” tags.

  • Mark

    I’ve pretty much always thought he was an egotistical idiot…..so at least he is consistent.

  • mikeinrkfd

    I’m sorry I can’t muster a I don’t give a fuck about Kanye.

  • The Milkman

    I’m bored.

  • Andrew Iverson

    I just want to point out that Colin Kaepernick also didn’t vote. Made a big deal about not standing, but when it actually matters, did fuck all.

  • pleasebereasonable1

    The only person more arrogant that Trump…..quelle surprise.

  • DaveMiller135

    I have a strictly limited interest in the political opinions of those who don’t vote.

  • Robert Conner
  • JellyDonut

    We really didn’t need additional proof that Kanye was dumb as fuck!

  • Orly

    I didn’t know you could get high on your own ego.

  • Gianni

    Thank God Kanye spoke out. We really missed hearing from this particular nonentity. America is racist so he would have voted for Trump who has a certain bit of his history linked to racism. Makes sense.

  • musiclover703

    Evidently when it comes to narcissism and douchebaggery, orange is the new black.

  • Ore Carmi

    Ugh, Kanye! I liked you when you said Bush didn’t care about Black people. Why’d you have to turn batshit crazy? (And I hope to God his words here aren’t influencing Black folk. I so want unity in the face of Trump.)