03.25.2020

Kanye West Opens Up About Publicly Supporting Trump: 'I’m a Black Guy with a Red [MAGA] Hat'

Kanye West Opens Up About Publicly Supporting Trump: 'I’m a Black Guy with a Red [MAGA] Hat' Photo by Paolo Pellegrin for WSJ. Magazine

Kanye West is opening up again about his support for Donald Trump.

In the cover interview for WSJ. Magazine‘s April issue that dropped Wednesday, the 42-year-old rapper reflects on the backlash he’s experienced standing by the president’s side — explaining that he resents the fact that fans make assumptions about him because of his race, profession, and education.

“I’m a black guy with a red [MAGA] hat, can you imagine?” West says. “It reminded me of how I felt as a black guy before I was famous, when I would walk in a restaurant and people would look at you like you were going to steal something. ‘This is your place, Ye, don’t talk about apparel. This is your place, Ye, you’re black, so you’re a Democrat.’ ”

The 21-time Grammy winner goes on to point out that his financial and celebrity status hasn’t protected him in life.

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