Kanye West surprised “Saturday Night Live” viewers when he showed up at the end of the show for a third song wearing a MAGA hat, but things got crazier after the NBC cameras were turned off, according to Instagram videos which began percolating Sunday morning.
In footage shot by Chris Rock and others, Kanye was singing when he pointed to someone in the audience and said, “You see, they’re laughing at me. You heard ‘em, they scream at me.” He added angrily, “They bullied me. They bullied me back stage. They said don’t go out there with that hat on.”
West went on to rant about his public embrace of President Trump and slam the media.
“Ninety percent of news are liberal. Ninety percent of TV, L.A., New York, writers, rappers, musicians, so it’s easy to make it seem like it’s so so so one-sided,” he said. “You know it’s like the plan — the Democratic plan — to take the fathers out the home and promote welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s the Democratic plan.”
He continued, as the audience booed. “So many times I talk to a white person about this and they say ‘how can you like Trump? He’s racist. If I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago.”
Additional footage of the speech was captured by Chris Rock and uploaded to his Instagram.
“Oh my God, ” says the comedian behind the camera.
From Chris Rock’s IG story, looks like Kanye gave a speech after NBC cut the SNL feed pic.twitter.com/mYpSxqbw9Z
— Josh Billinson???????? (@jbillinson) September 30, 2018
Kanye has turned heads with his total embrace of Trump, posting MAGA friendly content to his millions of Twitter followers, enraging many of his core supporters. The POTUS has returned the favor, publicly praising West on Twitter and in rallies.
Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH. One new and great FACT – African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country. So honored by this. Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018