UPDATE // NOVEMBER 18:
Trump was asked his thoughts on Kanye West's recent comments, and he had this to say:
"Ill never say bad bout him, you know why? Cause he loves Trump. He goes around saying 'Trump is my all time hero.' He says it to everybody. So Kanye West… I love him. Now maybe in a few years I'll have to run against him so I'll take that back."
Donald Trump was just asked about Kanye's praise: "He says I'm his all time Hero" pic.twitter.com/uSrIaP8JfB
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 18, 2016
EARLIER // NOVEMBER 18:
Kanye West called Donald Trump's rhetoric and approach to politics "absolutely genius."
West is known for his outlandish remarks to garner attention, but he's also known for his forward thinking outlook on the volatile social landscape Americans find themselves in. Unfortunately, that perception is officially garbage, because Mr. West is a self-proclaimed Donald Trump supporter.
At his concert in San Jose on Thursday, the Pablo rapper admitted he didn't even vote, but had he taken the time to, President-elect Donald Trump would've beat out Hillary Clinton by an additional vote.
“I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? But if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted on Trump.”
He also wants black people to "stop focusing on racism."
Specifically to black people, stop focusing on racism. This world is racist, OK? Let’s stop being distracted to focus on that as much. It’s just a fucking fact. We are in a racist country, period. Do not allow people to make us talk about that so fucking long. Let’s talk about whatever the fuck you wanna talk about. Let’s stop talking about that, bro. It’s racist, OK? ... And not one or the other candidate was gonna instantly be able to change that because of their views. Bottom fucking line.
This coming from the man who went on national television to spout George Bush didn't care about black people.
West reportedly stopped 13 times to rant, which includes his admiration towards Trump's means of communication. “There’s nonpolitical methods to speaking that I like, that I feel were very futuristic. And that style, and that method of communication, has proven that it can beat a politically correct way of communication. And I fuck with that.” He said Trump’s approach wasn’t just “entertaining—I actually think that his approach was absolutely genius. Because it fucking worked!”
He also said, “Sometimes things that you might think are bad need to happen, in order for change to fucking happen. Sometimes you might have to not get your way to really understand what to do in the future, to be able to get your way.”
— Aries Nunez (@Aries_Nunez) November 18, 2016
"I would have voted for Trump." - Kanye West pic.twitter.com/g9qxaT7aRc
— billy (@billycrossover) November 18, 2016
Kanye West tonight speaking on racism in America. "Specifically to black people, stop talking about race so much." pic.twitter.com/HTWlJgdq7E
— Brandon E. Patterson (@myblackmindd) November 18, 2016
Is anyone even reading this?