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Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Sep 30 11:38:02

Kanye West Underwhelms on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Delivers Political Rant After Show Ends
"The entire studio fell dead silent," one audience member told Variety.

By Jem Aswad

UPDATED: Kanye West remained onstage after his performance on “Saturday Night Live” tonight and gave a politically themed speech to the audience after the broadcast ended. In reports to Variety and clips captured on social media, he was at times confrontational as he discussed his support for President Trump, his pledge to run for president in 2020, the need for a “dialogue not a diatribe” and other familiar themes similar to his recent statements.

Wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, West said at one point, “So many times I talk to a white person and [they] say, ‘How could you like Trump, he’s racist?’ Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.” At another, he moves rapidly from topic to topic. “You wanna see the sunken place? Okay, Im’a listen to y’all now. I’ma put my superman cape on, because this means you can’t tell me what to do… You want the world to move forward? Try love.”

The castmembers appeared embarrassed and two performers gently shook their heads in unison as he spoke. The audience was quiet and booed him at least twice. “The entire studio fell dead silent,” one eyewitness told Variety.

West thanked the show for the platform “even though some of y’all don’t agree,” and then began singing, “Try love,” leading the band back into the song as he walked offstage.

Earlier in the rant, he’d said: “They’re laughing at me. You heard them? They screamed at me. They bully me. They bullied me backstage. They said ‘Don’t go out there with that hat on.’ They bullied me backstage. They bullied me.” However, it was unclear who he was referring to.

Reps for West, NBC and “Saturday Night Live” declined Variety‘s requests for comment.

It had already been a bumpy evening: West and his accompanists veered between mediocre and bad on the three songs the show generously gave him. In the opening spot, West performed his latest single “I Love It” with Lil Pump. The pair were comically dressed as bottles of Perrier and Fiji water (respectively) that recalled Justin Timberlake’s “Liquorville” skits on the show. While the song’s chorus was self-censored to “You’re such a freaky girl,” it sounded like a few profanities slipped out during the track’s brief two minutes. The costumes were funny, but even many fans of the song agreed that the performance was not strong.

The reaction on social media was largely merciless.


Wrath of Orion
Sun Sep 30 12:08:33
Kanye West is almost as big an idiot as Hack Rod.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Sep 30 12:47:45

Well, I guess that puts you at 1/10th his smarts on one of your good days.

Be nice to him, he might be our next President.

the wanderer
Mon Oct 01 00:25:42

"this [a MAGA hat?] represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love"


go slavery!
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Oct 01 05:43:05

At last, you admit it.

So you do want a return to slavery.

Who are you going to enslave?

Conservatives or those who are not white?

Or both?

Mon Oct 01 06:18:01
Not surprised that HR doesn't know the Constitution.
Mon Oct 01 06:22:08
But if you had a brain and the other alarmist out there apparently, he was more referencing criminal justice reform.....

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Oct 01 08:39:24

I'm not sure what he meant by referencing the 13th Amendments.

My guess he is thinking in terms of a society where that amendment would be redundant.

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Oct 01 08:49:57
the wanderer
Mon Oct 01 11:01:29
i think it would be fantastic if Trump calls for an end to the 13th Amendment

i'm sure he'll get 50% positive coverage, unless the media is biased of course... all actions must get 50% positive coverage, as we all know, to be fair
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Oct 01 11:10:16

An end to the 13th Amendment where it is no longer applicable to relations between different races would be a good thing.

I get along well with most people without government help.
Mon Oct 01 11:35:56
Amendment XIII

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


I think Kanye is talking about eliminating the punishment for a crime exception?
Mon Oct 01 11:38:57
The 13th confirmed the right of all Americans, which most already supposedly enjoyed.

"whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction"

That applies to every child, woman and man.

Not public belief! I don't believe for obvious reason. Neither belief nor disbelief is sufficient to condemn any individual.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Oct 01 12:04:01

Actually, when the 13th was written there was a great deal of involuntary servitude in The United States.

We had the draft at the time I believe.

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Oct 01 12:10:06

If not at the time, most certainly since.

Time for a nap. Later little buddy.

the wanderer
Mon Oct 01 12:14:21
trying to understand Kanye West's mind would be as dangerous as William Peterson (as Will Graham) trying to get into the minds of serial killers
Mon Oct 01 18:05:42

"I think Kanye is talking about eliminating the punishment for a crime exception?"

I think he's talking about abolishing the 13th Amendment just like he said. I think you're talking about what he could have said that would have been less retarded. But it would still be retarded. Making convicts repay society for their crimes through labor is simply not controversial.

Mon Oct 01 19:34:25
"I think Kanye is talking about eliminating the punishment for a crime exception?"

This is coming up for a vote in Colorado. It failed once before because the way it was worded meant the courts couldn't give community service as part of a punishment. The proposed amendment this time has changed the language some but still isn't clear about community service.

Kayne West needs to have his medication adjusted.
Tue Oct 02 11:47:57
So Kanye West wants to make slavery legal again?
Wrath of Orion
Tue Oct 02 13:11:15
Well, pretty much everyone except Retard Rod and Kanye thinks Kanye West is an idiot.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Oct 02 15:46:01

Yep, we think you re the bigger idiot because you are incapable of coming up with new and refreshing insults.

It must really suck not to have a single creative cell in your brain. My guess is there is no room for one.

Wrath of Orion
Tue Oct 02 16:42:00
Says the person who pretty much parrots every Repubtard talking point he hears and is incapable of defending them except to say, "I don't know, look it up yourself."
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Oct 02 18:22:01

I'd rather be senile than never having known the beauty of having created something that never existed before.

I actually pity you, you poor slob.

BTW, "Kanye West on SNL." Is not a talking point.

It is news of the day. You should try posting something newsworthy sometime. You might be to look at yourself in the mirror without that feeling of shame that makes you shit all over your bathroom floor.

Wed Oct 03 11:58:56
Woaa, the day Kanye West went so deep we all missed it.

His remark is against the prison industry,

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