Kanye West Defends His Support for Trump, Denounces Racial ‘Mental Slavery’

Samuel Allegri
By Samuel Allegri
October 7, 2019Entertainmentshare
Kanye West Defends His Support for Trump, Denounces Racial ‘Mental Slavery’
Rapper Kanye West speaks during his meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on Oct. 11, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Kanye West expressed his freedom to support President Trump during his Sunday Service event in Utah, on Oct. 5.

“That’s the Republican Party that freed the slaves,” said West, adding that he has the right to choose his political beliefs.

“And we got the right, right? We got a right to our opinions, right?” he said.

“You black, so you can’t like Trump,” he said, imitating that rhetoric.

“I ain’t never make a decision based only on my color,” West said. “That’s a form of slavery—mental slavery. I ain’t drink from the white person fountain. … I ain’t playing with them. All these mind controllers, the media, all of these mind controllers. I find that wherever Christ is where I’ve got my mind at. We find that the love of Christ is where I’ve got my mind back,” he said.

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Kanye West attends the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in New York City on Dec. 2, 2018. (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” he said. “Like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally in prison. I like the word ‘prison’ because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks,” he added.

“It’s like slavery, Holocaust. Holocaust, Jews. Slavery is blacks. So, prison is something that unites us as one race. Blacks and whites being one race. We’re the human race.”

Between 7,000 to 10,000 people gathered to listen to West, with some coming as early as 4 a.m., Desert News reported. When the gates opened at 9:50 a.m., the fans rushed in from three different entrances.

“Do not read comments on the internet,” he said. “These people don’t know you like that. Social media is designed to make you think slower. … They want to slow you down and control you.”

West has been touring around the country using this format of performance with a choir that travels with him. He started performing at about 1:35 p.m., and as the bass was booming someone shouted, “Thank you, Kanye!”

To what West responded, “Who said ‘Thank you, Kanye?’ I want you to say is ‘Thank you, Jesus,’” then the crowd responded in approving cheers.

West only performed one song—“Jesus Walks.”

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President Donald Trump hugs rapper Kanye West during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Oct. 11, 2018. (Oliver Contreras – Pool/Getty Images)

In a recent interview with David Letterman, West asked “Have you ever been beat up in your high school for wearing the wrong hat?” He later added: “Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters!”

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