Rapper Kanye West may have received plenty of blowback from leftists for his support of President Donald Trump, but he refuses to back down.
Promoting his new album “Jesus Is King” on Big Boy TV this week, West continued to voice his support for independent thought among artists in a left-leaning industry and the right for black Americans to not support Democrats.
Going into pressure he has felt to support Democrats, West said, “It’s not a matter of whether you like it or who likes it. We are in a country where we are allowed to like whoever we like.”
“What do you say to people that say you turned your back on [black] culture?” host Big Boy asked West.
“Exactly. 100 percent I have turned my back on the idea of victimization mentality. We [black people] are locked up. We went from one in four to one in three, but we are always pointing at the white people, but yet we want to spend all of our money on foreigns,” West replied. “We want to spend all of our money on luxury as opposed to going and buying some land. America is for sale.”
“But the culture has you so focused on f***ing somebody’s b**** and pulling up in something foreign and rapping about things that can get you locked up,” West continued, taking the rap industry to task for promoting criminal activity, while the rappers themselves turn around and preach about social movements like prison reform.
“This is a free man talking,” West said.
“Democrats had us voting [for] Democrats for food stamps for years,” he added.
West went on to call out Democrats for promoting abortion and social programs that foster dependency in black communities, instead of independent thought and hard work.