Rapper Kanye West surprised concert attendees Thursday night when he brought up politics in the middle of his show, giving a late half-endorsement to President-elect Donald Trump.
“I said something that was kind of politically correct,” he told the audience in San Jose, California. “I told y’all I didn’t vote, right?”
“But if I would have voted, I would have voted Trump,” West announced to audience members, most of whom responded by loudly booing the rapper.
He blamed the internet in part for Hillary Clinton’s loss, saying, “Echoing is what made people think Hillary was going to win. You thought, because what the internet was telling you, that she was going to win.”
West maintained what he first announced at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards – confirming that he will still be running for president in 2020.
“I’m a human being too, I have feelings. I like the debates. I’m a guy and a rapper, I’m a non-political rebel, the debates were entertaining,” West said.
Watch the beginning of his short speech below:
“I would’ve voted for Trump” – @kanyewest pic.twitter.com/XtyUteCgUZ
– albertoreyes (@albertoreyes) November 18, 2016
Kanye West has no political experience and it is unclear if his desire to run for president is for anything other than entertainment purposes.