Kanye West Faces Major Backlash Over Donald Trump Comments

Kanye West is receiving a ton of backlash after making statements in support of Donald Trump at his concert.

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Kanye West is on the receiving end of a ton of heavy criticism after coming out in support of Donald Trump. Thursday night, the rapper stopped his concert several times to express his support for Trump and his debate style. He also talked about how his show brought voters from both sides together and that fans who voted for either candidate were safe at his show.

However, the biggest blow came right after he told the audience, "I didn't vote but if I did, I would have voted for Trump" and the audience broke out in "boos" for West. That backlash has only continued Friday as news of West's statements make the rounds around the internet. Of course, the immediate reaction for some was to crack jokes.

Kanye: "Jay finally got it thru my head not to run my mouth—"

Also Kanye: "I would've voted for Trump" pic.twitter.com/scRDvNK6hj
So this is probably why Jay and Bey don't let Blue Ivy play with Nore
Jay: ...haha & I just wanna congratulate my brother Kanye!
Ye: I support Trump & racism is over
Jay: ...did I say brother, I meant coworker pic.twitter.com/yGrtEJ76Ff
808s and Red States. pic.twitter.com/1AsDSfDFyY
It's a sad day. pic.twitter.com/C5g0IdVUnL
I miss the old kanye
The black and bold kanye
The smokin kush kanye
The anti bush kanye
Not donald trump Kanye

Other reactions, like from Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, critiqued the rapper's comments.

Kanye is Kanye.
Are we letting him get away with it? I'm just not sure he's listening to us anymore. https://t.co/OboeZjSjiN
Besides one of Kanye's close friends sitting down and talking to him, I'm not sure what else can be done to influence his views.
We all loved Kanye's music back in the beginning -- the honesty, the bravado, the self-critiques. And he's so different in content now.
But this isn't the first time he's said statements that don't quite make sense to us. If anything I want to know who is calling Kanye today?
I've not given up on Kanye quite yet. I think he's immensely talented. But I am at a loss re: what will change his mind besides a friend.

A number of reactions include people saying they are going to boycott the rapper.

I'm a huge Kanye West fan & I've defended a lot of his bullshit throughout the years. But him supporting Trump... yeah he on his own.
Haven't Kanye rocked with Kanye for awhile now.. Talented but he's become the total opposite of what he was when he first came out..
Last night Kanye West said Trump is a fucking genius if you needed another reason to question his sanity #BoycottKanye
Kanye please don't make me boycott you I have tickets to your NYE show ;_;
I ALMOST bought a tix to the Pablo tour @kanyewest --- glad i didn't. My kanye concert boycott continues...
I have the power to let power go. #boycottkanye pic.twitter.com/KxFfn1eiGT
Kanye loves sensationalism and wants influence, things he shares with Trump. Can't say i'm surprised.

Meanwhile, some wondered how long an actual boycott of Kanye would even last.

wonder how many people are going to actually boycott Kanye and his music instead of making a couple jokes then acting like it never happened
Yall gonna boycott Kanye for supporting a racist then tweet your thanksgiving plates during a well known racist holiday lmaoooo

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