It’s safe to say fans were a little shocked when Kanye West interrupted a San Jose concert to announce that he would have voted for Donald Trump.
“If I would have voted, I would have voted on Trump,” West said.
"I didn't vote but if I did vote I would have voted for Trump" -Kanye. Just when you thought this concert couldn't get worse.— Charles De Guzman (@Charlessenpai) November 18, 2016
Kanye show was not the move. He lost me at "I would have voted for Trump" 🙄— Jewel Burks (@jewelmelanie) November 18, 2016
Concert goers could be heard booing throughout the arena. A lot of people immediately expressed their frustration and shock on Twitter.
And with that, Kanye is completely over, for me. I was hanging on to give him a chance. But, he's done.— Δx Δp ≥ ℏ/2 (@HeckPhilly) November 18, 2016
West’s declaration didn’t take long to reach the masses, and soon fans who weren’t at the concert were taking to social media to express their opinions.
West, who announced his bid for the presidency in 2020 in an interview with the BBC, is no stranger to controversy.
“When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views,” he told the BBC. “I don’t have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth. If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day to somehow make a difference while I’m alive, I’m going to try to do it.”
Kanye praised Trump tonight and said he would vote for him.
Let the liberal tears flow! Welcome to the Trump Train Yeezy! pic.twitter.com/nge9v7YydK— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) November 18, 2016
Some fans questioned whether the surprise announcement was a potential campaign move.
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