Appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Thompson and Meyers spoke about the speech Kanye gave after his performance on SNL, which wasn’t broadcasted for all viewers. Though Thompson had left, Kanye brought the whole cast back on stage to hear him deliver a politically-charged, pro-Donald Trump speech while wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
Thompson and Meyers bantered back and forth about the speech, Thompson sharing that after he did his monologue, he “got to watch the circus unfold.”
“We’re all entitled to our opinion,” Thompson said. “I don’t know if that’s the moment necessarily to hold people hostage like that.”
“As soon as he said, ‘Hey, join me up on stage, everybody.’ I was like, ‘Oh there goes the little cheese in the mouse trap. It’s going down,’ Thompson added. “I felt so bad for those guys, because it’s hard to stand there and not be able to debate somebody who’s going so far against your personal opinion as well and just stand there and take it.”
He continued, “We try to cater to the host and make sure they have a good show...when musical guests come in and they’re a little bit crazy, maybe they’re a little bit crazy. We let ‘em have that. I mean, but we don’t judge. We’re not there to judge.”
During his impromptu speech on SNL, Kanye addressed the reasons why he supports Trump, even though “he’s racist.”
“If I was concerned about racism,” Kanye said, “I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”