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Kanye West Went On A Pro-Trump Rant On “SNL” Wearing A MAGA Hat And People Booed

“If I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago,” Kanye said as cast members looked on awkwardly.

Last updated on September 30, 2018, at 2:31 p.m. ET

Posted on September 30, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. ET

Kanye West was the musical guest on this week’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

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He played three songs, and dressed as a bottle of Perrier for one of them.

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But things got really weird as the show was winding up, after Kanye performed while wearing a MAGA hat.

Kanye West closes #SNLPremiere with the Trump #MAGA hat.

That’s when his pro-Trump rant started.

“The blacks want always Democrats,” Kanye said. “You know it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare … does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”

By this point, the show was no longer broadcasting, but comedian Chris Rock and others in the audience posted clips of the rant online.

Chris Rock’s Instagram story captured Kanye West going on a rant about Trump after “SNL” last night. Cheering and boos can be heard from the audience. https://t.co/aXmG9JirrM

“There’s so many times I talk to, like, a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, uh, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago,” Kanye said.

Kanye first tweeted about loving Trump back in April.

At one part of Rock’s video, several people in the crowd can be heard booing.

At another point, Rock himself can be heard saying, “Oh my god.”

Host Adam Driver and cast members behind Kanye could be seen rolling their eyes and shaking their heads while he ranted. Others stared at the floor uncomfortably.

Instagram/Chris Rock

But at least one person was thrilled with Kanye’s words about the president: Trump himself.

“He’s leading the charge!” Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon.

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!

After the president's tweet, Kanye also shared some more posts on Twitter, including this photo of himself on a private jet accompanied by words that sounded like a slogan for the Trump campaign.

this represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love https://t.co/a15WqI8zgu

Captain America actor Chris Evans was not having it. "There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue," he tweeted. "The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying."

There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying. https://t.co/4jCFwB4T5U

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