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Kanye West delivers pro-Trump speech at SNL

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

Kanye West, who has been vocal about his support for US President Donald Trump, delivered a pro-Trump speech on the premiere of the 44th season of 'Saturday Night Live'.

Despite his speech not being aired, the 41-year-old received applauds from Trump.

"Like many, I don't watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told "no"), was great. He's leading the charge!" tweeted Trump.

West gave the lengthy speech about his support of Trump wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) cap. He claimed that he was "bullied" by SNL producers backstage into not wearing MAGA gear on stage.

"There's so many times I talked to a white person about this and they're like, 'How can you like Trump, he's racist?' Well, if I was concerned about racism I would have moved out of America a long time ago," West said to the crowd," he said.

"You've got a situation where you need to have a dialogue and not a diatribe...It's easy to make it seem like it's so, so, so one-sided," West said in his speech.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rapper received "several claps and a number of boos" for his rant.

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First Published: Mon, October 01 2018. 03:24 IST