"It Reminded Me of How I Felt As A Black Guy Before I Was Famous": Kanye West on Wearing His MAGA Hat in Public
The troubled rapper-producer gave a rare interview with the Wall Street Journal.
Over the last few years, Kanye West has lost thousands of people who once previously called themselves stans. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal‘s Christina Binkley, Kanye opened up about his life since aligning with Donald Trump.
“It reminded me of how I felt as a black guy before I was famous,” he said. “When I would walk in a restaurant and people would look at you like you were going to steal something.”
West appears on the cover of the Journal‘s April issue. During the interview, he revealed to Binkley that he isn’t actually registered to vote and he doesn’t follow politics. He claims that his fans urging him to support a Democrat was just attempting to put him in his place.
“This is your place, Ye,” he said, mockingly. “Don’t talk about apparel. This is your place, Ye. You’re black, so you’re a Democrat.”
West has received tons of critique after meeting with Donald Trump back in October 2018.
“Everything is about putting people in their place,” he continued. “Classism, protectionism–not just racism. Classism is like living on a bookshelf. The more money you have, the higher you go. And you get to the top and look over and what do you see? Fear.”
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