"This is about the idea of a black guy liking Trump. They thought they had me because … just because I was black or just because I was a celebrity. But Trump is our president. And that would've been my vote, so I feel right."
Yeah, because showing what a non-conformist you are is so much more important than people's rights…
As you can imagine, this elicited quite a few "boos" from the audience before the artist started to perform his hit song Heartless. But Yeezy wasn't done as he reportedly stopped mid song to continue his rant saying:
"I just said that I would have voted for Donald Trump and then I did a song and y'all sang it at the top of y'all lungs. That doesn't mean that you're a Trump supporter. That just means you okay with a celebrity having their own opinion – or that someone else is okay to have their own opinion. That might not be your opinion and you can still like that person or still like that person's music."
Interestingly enough, Kanye also felt the need to address Dave Chappelle's recent SNLappearance:
"Dave Chappelle, it's okay. We can have opinions as celebrities. I know you said we couldn't, but thank you for breaking the ice on the mentality of a generation."
In classic West fashion, the designer shared his two cents on social issues as well:
"That don't mean I don't believe in women's rights. That don't mean that I don't believe in gay marriage."
Later in the night, the father-of-two dug into race by telling people to "stop focusing on racism" because "we're a racist f*cking country, period."
Kanye West tonight speaking on racism in America. "Specifically to black people, stop talking about race so much." pic.twitter.com/HTWlJgdq7E