Kanye West is at it again, this time kicking the left for assuming that you can’t be black unless you vote exactly like “all good blacks should.”
What could be more racist than assuming that blacks are too stupid to think for themselves and must all vote exactly alike — no free thinking allowed? Well, that is exactly how liberals treat all African Americans.
Kanye West appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Live! on Thursday and as can be expected, the extremist, left-wing host brought up those who have criticized West as not being black enough because he has said that he likes Donald Trump.
West slammed the left for telling him what to do.
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“As a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood, all these different things, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me,” West told Kimmel. “And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over, I’d get kicked out of the black community — because blacks, we’re supposed to have a monolithic thought … we can only be Democrats and all.”
West then explained that after he left the hospital he was a bit demoralized and lacking his former confidence and it took a year to muster the courage to finally come out and say what he really thought about Trump.
West also said that his admiration for Trump was not about politics but instead, “represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt no matter what anyone said and saying you can’t bully me — liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me — because at that point if I’m not free to be me, I’m no longer Ye.”
“We get too caught up in the past and what everyone’s saying and what everyone’s tweeting. And sometimes you just have to be fearless enough to break the f**king simulation,” the rapper said.
West also had a challenge for Kimmel saying we all need to “try love.” He concluded saying, “When I see people just even … go at the president, it’s like, why not try love?” he said. “For one person to stand up against all odds and just hug somebody the way that Alice Johnson [whom Trump granted clemency] hugged her family when she got out of jail. That one by one by one, we can defuse this nuclear bomb of hate that we’re in as a society by thinking of everyone as our family.”
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