Kanye West stunned many over the weekend when he went on an impromptu pro-Donald Trump rant on Saturday Night Live. The speech was captured by audience members at the venue and quickly went viral.
“The blacks want always Democrats… 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,” West said, according to The Daily Beast. “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.”
Shortly after his speech, West uploaded a photo of himself wearing a Make America Great Again hat to Instagram—something he's worn before—and gave another statement in support of Trump. "This represents good and America becoming whole again," West wrote, in reference to his hat. "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."
The 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States, so naturally many were troubled by West's caption. However, he doubled down with a tweet: "The 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise," he wrote. "Meaning it never ended. We are the solution that heals."
Many people aren't happy with West's posts—including Lana Del Rey, who left a comment underneath his Instagram that challenged the rapper's views.
"Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture," she posted. "I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of Grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism—none of which would be a talking point if we weren’t speaking about the man leading our country."
She continued, "If you think it’s alright to support someone who believes it’s OK to grab a woman by the pussy just because he’s famous—then you need an intervention as much as he does—something so many narcissists will never get because there just isn’t enough help for the issue. Message sent with the concern that it will never be addressed."
Check it out Del Rey's comment for yourself, below:
Del Rey has an interesting relationship with West. She actually sang her hit "Young and Beautiful" at West's wedding to Kim Kardashian in 2014, and prior to this, West had an orchestra play a version of the song when he proposed. West hasn't responded to Del Rey's comments directly, but stay tuned.