Kanye West is an American, plain and simple, and he’s not afraid to let you know that.
West has been an outspoken member of the celebrity class for years, having risen to fame on his eccentric hip hop production and even zanier personal behavior. The man is clearly operating on a wavelength that not everyone’s brains can process, but that doesn’t mean that he’s not possibly brilliant in his own right.
Of course, with such fame and exposure, the eccentric become controversial…something that Kanye West has certainly indulged in.
Just days ago, as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, Kanye shocked the world again by wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and delivering a fiery, pro-Trump speech to the crowd. In true Kanye fashion, the singer simultaneously espoused his support for Colin Kaepernick with another piece of clothing, proving that there is no reason to divide every single opinion we have down party lines.
Kanye is a New American – a breed of human on the cutting edge of liberty and freedom, who understands that our nation’s Constitution guarantees diversity of thought and opinion. Remember, we cannot learn anything without listening.
[Author’s Note: If West doesn’t name his next album “Kanstitution”, I’ll be sorely upset.]
Now, after appearing on SNL and claiming to have been bullied backstage, West is doubling down on his support for the President and his decision to sport the MAGA hat.
“I am American, and I support and give my ideas and support and brilliance to whoever ends up in office,” he said in an interview with TMZ. “That’s my stance, as an American. I support our president, bottom line, no matter who they are. This represents to me [is], y’all can’t bully me.”
TMZ host Harvey Levin urged West to remove the hat, warning him that he was sending the wrong message to the black community
“I’m all for free speech, but when you wear that hat, which is a symbol of Donald Trump, I don’t understand why that isn’t a mixed message because Donald Trump has not been a friend of the black community,” Levin said.
“This represents – Y’all can’t bully me,” West replied, referring to “gang bangers” that tried to rip hats off of people in the streets. “Ain’t nobody ripping my hat off again.”
Then, as if to really drive the point home, Kanye provided us with the following words of wisdom:
“For me, I’ve got the right to wear what I want, that’s what’s so dope about this country, it’s a free country, I’ve got the right to think what I want, I got the right to feel what I want,” he said.
Bravo, Kanye. Bravo.