Kanye West was received with many boos and jeers by the New York audience at Saturday Night Live after he went on a pro-Donald Trump rant during the closing credits of the show’s highly anticipated season premiere.
West, wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat and the show’s cast standing behind him, launched into the screed off camera, but it was caught on video by comedian Chris Rock, reports the New York Post.
“I wanna cry right now, black man in America, supposed to keep what you’re feeling inside right now,” he sang as he paced the stage.
He continued: “The blacks want always Democrats you know it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”
Then the rapper addressed his support of Mr Trump.
“There are so many times I talk to like a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”
A smattering of applause was quickly drowned out by boos in the audience.
Variety reported that SNL cast members shook their heads during West’s unscripted rant and “the entire studio fell dead quiet”, according to the Hollywood industry site.
Rock could be heard on the video saying, “Oh, my God.”
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