Suyin Haynes, Time, November 18, 2016
Kanye West left some fans less than impressed at a concert on Thursday night in California, after a rambling commentary in which he said that black people should “stop focusing on racism.”
The singer also voiced his support for U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, who said “I told you all I didn’t vote right? … But if I were to have voted, I would have voted for Trump,” in the speech at the Saint Pablo Tour gig in San Jose, which drew numerous boos from the crowd.
“Specifically to black people, stop focusing on racism,” the rapper said. “This world is racist ok? Let’s stop being distracted…it’s just a f — fact, we are in a racist country, period.” The rapper also apparently reiterated his intention to run for the presidency in 2020. He did not specify a political party.