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Kanye West Would Have Voted for Donald Trump: ‘His Approach Was Absolutely Genius’ (Video)

Rapper stops concert to talk politics, and praise the President-elect

Last Updated: November 18, 2016 @ 8:29 AM

Kanye West got political during his concert in San Jose, CA on Thursday night.

“I told y’all I didn’t vote, right?” West told the assembled crowd, per Pitchfork. “But if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted for Trump.”

“There’s nonpolitical methods to speaking that I like, that I feel were very futuristic,” West continued. “And that style, and that method of communication, has proven that it can beat a politically correct way of communication. And I f— with that.”

He went on to say that Trump’s style wasn’t just “entertaining — I actually think that his approach was absolutely genius. Because it f—ing worked!” According to multiple reports, West stopped the show to speak for about 15 minutes about the political climate in America.

West also said that he believes America needs a diverse coalition advising the President-elect, including Ben Carson, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton. He also said his proposed 2020 presidential run was not meant as “disrespect” to the office.

“I’ve just said I’ve got some ideas about the way we should connect our ideas,” he said. “That we should use opposite parties. That the republicans, that the democrats, that everyone that ran that had an idea that people agreed with should be the collective ideas that are used to run the country.”

Perhaps laying the groundwork for his future campaign, West also spoke about the need to reshape the education system for the Internet age, and called on his fans to stop seeing things as a fight between Democrats and Republicans.

“I don’t have all of the answers, but I know that if I work with the best of class, with the idea of empathy for the human race, that idea of a power struggle between who’s Republican, who’s Democrat, who said this, who said that, [will be replaced by] more of what is the principles that can collectively come together.”

Watch a video of West’s speech above.