Kanye West was a MAGA mess on SNL & social media all friggin’ weekend

Adam Driver with musical guest Kayne West hosts the 44th season episode 1 NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'

Ariana Grande was supposed to be the musical guest this weekend on Saturday Night Live. Kanye West was the replacement musical guest. And it was an absolute mess. Kanye performed two (awful) songs, and then he decided to make a lengthy speech about Donald Trump, all while wearing his MAGA hat. The speech did not make it on air. He claimed that the Democrats are hatching a plan to keep black people on welfare and that Trump is love. Chris Rock Instagram-Live’d the mess and you can hear the reaction from the audience, there were only a few people clapping, and Chris Rock whispers “my God” at one point.

SNL sources told People Magazine that Kanye made it really uncomfortable for pretty much everyone:

“He made it uncomfortable for the cast and [host] Adam Driver by calling them back onstage and not saying why and then went off on them. The show had been supportive of all of Kanye’s visions throughout the week, even giving him the opportunity for the third song during the goodnight [portion],’ and then he surprised everyone. The show was already off the air when he started his rant. It goes off at 1,” the source shares, adding that West’s specific claim that he had been “bullied backstage” about wearing the MAGA hat wasn’t accurate.

“No one bullied him about wearing the MAGA hat. He wore it in promos and all week before the show even aired and was asking everyone if they thought he should wear the hat, interns, anyone walking by who would listen,” the insider remarks.

[From People]

I believe the SNL sources – before Kanye’s unaired rant, I would guess that most people just sort of laughed uncomfortably at Kanye’s MAGA hat and didn’t say much. But really, this is a mess. And it only got worse, because then Kanye started tweeting:

After that, everyone is just sort of dunking on Ye. Even celebrities. It’s enough. This man is not a martyr. He’s not a misunderstood genius. He has chosen to be ignorant of history, ignorant of knowledge, ignorant of truth. And he wraps up his ignorance as some of kind of “genius.” No. Chris Evans and Lana del Rey had some sh-t to say:

Adam Driver with musical guest Kayne West hosts the 44th season episode 1 NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'

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  1. Rescue Cat says:

    “I took Kanye West seriously and he said something that made me mad! He needs to stop making me mad!” No, you need to stop taking him seriously.

    • T says:


    • Char says:

      And people need to stop blaming his ignorance, narcisism and stupidity on mental health. Not only this pepertuate the prejudice against people suffering from serious illness, it’s unfair cause there are millions of people living with illness that aren’t ignorant or stupid.

      If he is really sick, he should be in severe treatment cause Britney Spears, whom in the hights of her illness, never said something nearly as krazy as he does and was put in conservatorship, a state she still lives in 10 years later. He probably is more dangerous to his kids than Britney ever was, cause he will teach mixed race kids that all the struggles related to race are fake cause he thinks it’s fake.

    • Josephine says:

      I don’t think the problem is that people take him seriously when they should not. I think the problem is that too many people have decided that we should ignore and excuse the statements of certain people because 1) it’s obviously just for fun; 2) he’s obviously “crazy”; 3) he’s just seeking attention and doesn’t really mean it, etc…

      If you speak the statement, it’s yours, and you should be held accountable. Being offensive and idiotic does not a joke make. If you’re “obviously kidding,” then you have no need to make the statement.

      If he truly has a mental health issue, then hopefully someone who cares for him will help him get treatment. Short of that, I’m sick of so many people making so many excuses for the statements and actions of grown adults.

      • Kate says:

        Thank you for this! Very well-said! I recently had to endure a dinner with a misogynistic racist human who kept saying awful things “for shock value” and I got so upset and was ranting to my husband (whom this so-called friend referred to as both “oriental” and “slanty-eyed” but it’s ok b/c he was obviously joking) later and he was like oh, it’s kind of funny if you don’t take him seriously, and I was like NO, that’s how a-holes keep being a-holes and how women and minorities are otherized because we don’t want to look like we can’t take a joke, etc. I’m going to use your succinct explanation next time I don’t feel like taking “a joke”

    • frankly says:

      I remember when we were all told not to take Trump’s candidacy seriously. Worked out real good.

    • kelsey says:

      This x1000.

      This is an attention-seeking ploy. And it worked because Kanye was the focus all weekend and even got Trump himself to praise him on Twitter.

      Also, Kanye also tweeted over the weekend that he wanted to bring jobs back to America and that his clothes and shoes would be made in America yet he is wearing a MAGA hat made in China and his Yeezys are made overseas as well. He’s a hypocrite like Trump.

    • TandemBikeEscapee says:

      Now that he’s wealthy he supports the candidate who kowtows to wealth. FU kanye

  2. ByTheSea says:

    He needs to be collectively canceled. Then maybe he can go get the help he needs.

    And the initial tweet in support of abolishing the 13th amendment was so that manufacturing could return to the US. He actually said that.. Let me repeat: he suggested treating ex-convicts as slaves for the benefit of big business. It was only after people came for him that he tried to change it up and say that it was metaphorically speaking because people were still mentally enslaved or whatever. Cancel him now.

  3. OSTONE says:

    He is an absolute idiot. Ignorant j*ckass who probably self-loathes himself at a very deep level. He is completely canceled and should not be given a platform.

  4. BlueSky says:

    God, he’s dumb. Too arrogant to admit he didn’t understand the 13th amendment abolished slavery. Glad you are free, Ye, Kanye or whatever the f@ck you call yourself now. You know who’s also free? The consumer. Free to not buy any of your sh@t.

    I agree with Lana del Ray in that he can relate
    to orange Mussolini’s narcissism and delusions of grandeur.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      Yeah. I thought the way Lana Del Ray addressed Kanye’s strident support of this misogynistic sexual predator in office, Donald Trump (never forget!) was perfectly appropriate too. You Knew, Kanye.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think his 13th comment was very weakly trying to make a point similar to Ava DuVernay’s film “The 13th”. The 13th amendment bars slavery “except as a punishment for crime”, and this exception has allowed imprisonment to turn into the modern day version of slavery.

      He doesn’t seem to be aware that Trump is ALL about imprisoning people.

  5. Kaz says:

    Kanye West has always been an idiot, people just ignored that fact because his music was good. Now that his music sucks, people won’t tolerate his b.s anymore. Trump fans will support him but not buy his albums and he’ll have other fans who supoort him because they continue to lie to themselves that he is only joking.

    • Jay says:

      That’s the thing – he has not always been an idiot. His first several albums were soaked in social commentary that was on point. This….is a betrayal of his true self and it’s so sad to see. I shake my head at anyone who still supports him or makes excuses for him. This ignorance and awfulness is inexcusable

  6. Snazzy says:

    Chris Evans’ tweet in response to Ye was great. He remains my favourite Chris. As for Kanye … Ugh. I mean what else can we say?

  7. Tiffany27 says:

    That 13th amendment tweet was just dog whistling. He had been doing it all week (saying he had hoped Louis C.K. would be hosting SNL). At this point we need to start treating Kanye the same way we treat a toddler throwing a tantrum. Otherwise he will actually run for president because this dumb a** is following the “troll your way” up steps of 45.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Yeah, outside of the context of the Kanye, the thirteenth amendment is certainly a point of valid conversation about how it’s exploited, but Donald Trump is not going to be the one to do anything about it.

  8. Pomengranate says:

    “To stop those monsters, one two three,
    Here’s a fresh new way that’s trouble free
    It’s got Paul Anka’s guarantee
    Guarantee void in Tennessee

    Just don’t look! Just don’t look!”

  9. GenericUserName123 says:

    He wears his ignorance as though it is a badge of honor. No more passes for Kayne- he disgusts me.

  10. grabbyhands says:

    Everyone needs to stop giving this moron a platform and excusing every hateful thing he does. He’s almost as big of a monster as his idol and the only reason he isn’t is because he’s too stupid to realize that his new white saviors only look at him as some kind of funny new pet that’s useful because he spreads their poison.

    Countdown to Kim posting a new naked selfie or suddenly finding a new candidate for her new fake social justice platform to distract everyone from this idiot.

  11. Rapunzel says:

    Ignoring him is only going to make it look like he’s being silenced for speaking “truth” so I say mock him. Drag him to hell. Spotlight him as an idiot. Expose the nonsense.

    • minx says:


    • Kate says:

      Oh, but that’s called “bullying” when people vocally disagree with someone else’s opinions. Free speech means he can say anything and people have to nod their heads and applaud.

  12. skipper says:

    I don’t think these political outbursts are a part of his mental illness. He’s doing this for shock value.

    • kelsey says:


      People keep saying “Well he’s off his meds” or “He has a mental illness” or “He wouldn’t be acting this way if his mom was still alive.” and all those excuses. It is extremely disrespectful for people with mental illness to be lumped in with Kanye and people acting like all mentally ill people lash out like this.

      He is doing this for shock value. He has a new CD coming out and the last time he acted out like this earlier this summer he had a CD out as well. This is for attention, to boost his CD sales and shock value.

      • Babs says:

        Not this time. Yandhi has been delayed and will probably end up being scrapped. I don’t think he worked at all on it as an album.

  13. Stepher says:

    Kanye actually thinks he’s being clever and unique but this whole willfully ignorant contrarian mindset is a common trait amongst Trump supporters. Throw him on the pile.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      When he first started talking about supporting Trump, I kind of thought it was just a narcissistic bid for attention. That’s still disgusting and dangerous, and he was still completely cancelled for it at that time, (not that I wasn’t grossed out by him before that), but I stopped thinking it was just thirst and narcissism propelling him forward a while ago. He actually believes what he’s saying.

  14. Tiffany says:

    So he is attacking the 13th, huh. Yeah, he must have gotten in contact with Ava for a project and she said no.

    He still stupid about Jay and Queen Bey being A list and getting people to work with them.

  15. minx says:

    It’s stomach-turning to see him wearing a MAGA hat. Fool.

  16. Darkladi says:

    Kanye is a bootlicking minstrel. Absolutely f*ck this pathetic dumbass.

    To Kanye: Remember this, dummy. All the MAGAs still think you’re nothing but a stupid n****r

  17. abbi says:

    He is ignorant and dangerous. Dangerous because he has a platform, and he will still reach some people who believe him. On another note, I read a review of an episode of the trashy Kardashian tv show, which was only interesting because Kim and Kanye got in a huge fight because Kanye wanted Kim to get him a band-aid, and apparently had a complete meltdown over it. And Kim was comparing him to a child. It seems like Kim is setting the foundation for a divorce.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yes. I think that’s why she has stopped publicly commenting on and defending his bad behavior. What was once her husband’s idiosyncracy has now become her grounds for divorce, so she can’t defend it anymore.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Honestly, she’d be wise to get out now. Whatever meltdown he’s going through, he’s clearly not interested in getting help.

    • holly hobby says:

      The Kartrashians are going to dump him soon enough because he is tarnishing “their brand.”

  18. RBC says:

    Says the man dancing on stage dressed as a Perrier bottle…..
    The countdown to a separation announcement from Kim and Kanye has begun

    • SWP says:

      I was going to say…gonna be interesting to see how the K CRew handle this…

    • Swack says:

      Well, he wants to move to Chicago so it will give him more incentive if she does. He was asked about it by TMZ and he is now saying he has to study it more before answering any more questions. Hope no other tv show gives him a platform.

    • jwoolman says:

      Thank the gods that it’s a Perrier bottle costume. I was wondering if it might be… something else.

  19. LahdidahBaby says:

    I’ve defended Kanye on these boards for years now, as long-time CBers here know. I have appreciated his creative talent, bought his music. I’ve made excuses for him. I have explained and rationalized his bad behavior as a manifestation of his struggles with mental health issues. I have loved him for what I took to be his naïveté, but what really was willful ignorance, a rampant and out-of-control ego, malignant narcissism…all of which are hallmarks of Donald Trump’s character.

    Well, I’m done. He has gone too far this time with his 13th Amendment bullshit and his love of a would-be American dictator, crossing a line that should have been inviolable. He is publicly playing into the hands of every white supremacist Trump-lover in America, and there isn’t enough time in any one life to squander it with justifications of Kanye West. I’m through.

    • Babs says:

      I think what urged us (me) to give him passes is that his (past) music is emotionally intricated with so much happier times. His (past) personality also was. I thought for the longest he was the only genuine American a-lister. He didn’t look scripted like all the others did. He was highly relatable for this to me. I was toroughly inspired by that man and his music for many years. I owe him a lot.
      I also defended him for years.
      But now…
      I’m still uneasy with white people lecturing Kanye. I also feel compelled to abandon ship. I will never hate him but this circus is heartbreaking and enraging and depressing at the same time. I have no more energy left for Kanye.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Yeah, Babs—I get it and I feel exactly the same. It makes me sad, but he just went too far with this stuff. It’s dangerous, and his deranged rant about the 13th amendment is so hurtful to black people while at the same time elevating the most racist, hateful, and ignorant President I have ever seen. No more passes for Kanye. It’s sad, but there it is.

      • Sam says:

        @Babs and LahdidahBaby :

        I have no idea why in the world people give so much pass to Kanye West???
        So, if Brett Kavanaugh would have made good music for a while, we would just overlook that he most likely sexually assaulted a 15 year old girl???
        What kind of world is this???
        Are we supposed to over look that Kanye West seems to be a MALIGNANT NARCISSIST that supports a RACIST, BIGOTED, MYSOGINYSTIC, NARCISSITIC BULLY AND FASCIST and wannabe dictator???

      • Babs says:

        Do you keep that same energy for Prince fans? David bowie fans? Countless legendary musicians who groomed and did degrading things to girls and women, fans? Something that Kanye actually never did? A lot of people have a deep relationship to music who was made by un-squeaky clean characters. Kanye did not only good music, he did legendary music. Life changing music. If you don’t understand how people can get sentimental over it, well, you don’t.

      • Ashby says:

        @ BABS………… yes Gold Digger, that song by Kanye West has changed my life.
        Life altering, amazing genius lyrics, out of this world, no, no out of this universe.
        Now, excuse me, I have to run out to buy a MAGA hat, because there isn’t enough hate, anger and violence in the world!

      • Jessica says:

        @ babs
        You must have forgotten his gross slut-shaming of amber rose. He’s displayed plenty of misogyny.

      • NYCTYPE says:

        At Babs –

        I have cancelled Kanye West years ago, no amount of talent regardless of what kind of art they produce, how much money they make, how successful they become is important enough to me to support such a despicable human beings as Trump, Kanye West and sadly many, many others.
        Character matters to me that’s why I voted for President Obama, that’s why I have such respect for him and Michelle Obama.
        Unfortunately we seems to have forgotten how important and how crucial character in this country is and so we ended up with the Hateful Orange Nazi in office who is ripping this country apart.

      • Sam says:

        @Babs :
        Why are you deflecting? Please kindly remind me when was it that David Bowie and Prince supported an UNHINGED, RACIST, BIGOTED, NAZI BULLY who has separated young children from their mothers and fathers, who was pushing a Muslim ban, who bragged about touching women without their consent?
        When was that?

      • Babs says:

        You actually started it with Brett kav… You know what, nevermind.
        To other commenters: I actually understand how character may be important to you. To me it’s not, to a certain extent. I’ve got a lot of problematic faves and I’m fine with that. I mean I don’t like misoginy but I can’t help but wonder what kind of music are you listening to? What books do you read? Who are those totally unproblematic artists?

      • Lisbon says:

        Yes Babs, to you character doesn’t seems to matter much, we get it.

        Because many Trump supporters think like yourself, the United States of America has ended up with a racist bully for President.

        So, is it working out for us so far, if character isn’t a big concern?

      • Babs says:

        I would never dare to give my take on what led the USA where they are now since it’s not my country. My country is actually known, for the better and the worst, for not give a solitary f about character, and while we have some deplorables here too, I’m pretty confident we will not end up like the USA anytime soon. My point being, it’s not that simple.

      • LoveBug says:

        Oh Babs, character of any human being very much matters and it truly matters when the person has a platform to spill either hate or encourages people to be their best selves.
        Fame has some very significant consequences and come with responsibilities!
        “TRUMP” can happen in any country.
        Hitler was elected.
        I highly doubt that when Germans were casting a vote for him they could have imagined the hell Hitler will unleash on the world.
        TRUMP’s election has impacted many in a very negative way and his supporters and those that ignored or didn’t take the warnings signs seriously are responsible.
        Human history shows how important character is for those in the highest positions.
        Many leaders that were elected have caused a lot of harm to their own people, sadly the list is long.
        One just needs to look into history.

      • Babs says:

        Fame has the impact a society gives to it. That might be part of the problem. Now, I won’t engage on Germany either. Some people think no one man should have all that power (jk jk, but I do believe power corrupts people and that presidential systems are just modern monarchy). Now, I’m not going to debate any further about this on a gossip blog. I’ll just say that the character rhetoric is not only deeply flawed in its application (mainly because it’s heavily biased), but also it doesn’t bring anything meaningful or useful in any sort of debate.

      • Amelie says:

        @Babs: your country almost elected Marine Lepen (I know you’re from France from prior comments) and her father nearly two decades ago. That’s no fluke. I wouldn’t be so sure about “France not becoming like the USA anytime soon.” Far-right conservatism is on the rise all over Europe. Unfortunately, France is no exception.

      • Babs says:

        No, my country did not. Look at actual numbers and quote me when this actually happens.
        So I went digging for you. Marine lepen did 33% in 2017. Her father did like 20% in 2001. That’s not being “almost elected”, that’s being humiliated. Actually they went this far both times thanks to the left wing who was losing touch with what matters, if you see what I mean…

      • As says:

        @ Babs :
        I wouldn’t be on such a high horse, I lived in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1989 before the collapse of the Communism and I’ve seen first hand, right before my eyes how rapidly things can change.
        Unfortunately there will be other Marine Lepel’s in the future, their is a significant rise of the Far-Right Conservatism all over Europe, partially due to large number of migrants arriving.
        You may not want to engage on Germany, but it doesn’t erase the threat of trouble in Europe.
        Ignorance doesn’t pay, history has a lesson for the human race that we too often over look.
        Marine Lepen got 33% this time, but someone charismatic can come along in the next few years and they could get much better numbers.
        France is not immune nor is any other country in the world.
        There is a good reason why Europe had two World Wars.

      • passerby says:

        I get what you two are saying, Babs and LahdidahBaby.
        Seems like there is a lot of unnecessary piling on going on in this thread. Especially considering you’ve seen the light. I 100% guarantee you that the ones trying to be cute, while responding to you *rolls eyes @ Ashby* have more than a few problematic celebrities (men AND women ) the admire, support, like…etc. Lets not kid ourselves @ sam,lovebug, Lisbon, Ashby 😐

      • Babs says:

        As: and that reason would be? Kanye West? I’ve never had such a wtf convo in my life, which I responded to only because I got called out by name.
        Thank you passerby for getting it.

      • Cranbee says:


        Well to my knowledge David Bowie never treated women badly in any way. AND sorry but Kanye does not even compare to DB or Prince musically or performance wise. More people around the world still recognize their songs overwhelmingly over KW, and they will for decades to come. Even without this MAGA crap, doubt KW would ever reach their level. That’s all I got to say.

      • Babs says:

        David bowie had sexual relationships with underage groupies. For the rest, I’m afraid you are wrong.

      • another someone says:

        White chris and lana were not lecturing kanye. I wish they did. I wish thousands of people would. Chris and lana were expressing their opinions on what kanye said which they were at liberty to do. They were not commenting on black experience which will be the only thing they are not at liberty to comment on. As a very angry POC, I say and call on black, white, yellow, brown (all the colors of the rainbow) persons to comment on kanye, to lecture him in fact, on his willful ignorance and deliberate disregard of the consequences of his very reprehensible actions. Look at the people who are praising him now – this is the damage he is contributing to the already fractured society we have.

    • Amelie says:

      Glad you’ve seen the light! I canceled Kanye years ago when he tried to force a wheelchair bound man to stand at his concert (he had asked his audience to stand for the song). When the man did not stand, he sent out his security to “check” why the man was not standing. Lots of people have forgotten about this incident but I have not. There is no excuse for pulling that kind of thing.

      • Anna says:

        Yes, this. And his comments about mixed-race women being “mutts” and his slut-shaming of Amber…so so much more but no one wanted to hear it because his early music was such a revelation for so many people. Just the same as Lady Gaga is cancelled for me once she made music with that pedophile RK, all her talk but none of that includes giving a shit about Black women and girls. #Done

  20. Kitten says:

    Chris Evans’s comment was f*cking spot-on. I could only watch a few minutes of his insanity yesterday then I made my BF stop the video. He’s such a mess.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yep. Kanye’s good-will passes from his fans (including me) need to just stop now. He has crossed an indelible line in a way that can’t be reversed.

  21. Renee2 says:

    I saw a couple of comments in this at The Root that pointed out that if Kanye had made the sorts of comments that he has about Black people towards another racialized group that he never would have been invited on. I already thought that Lorne Michaels was sketchy but this is too much. Remember, Sinead O’Connor was banned from SNL because she ripped up a picture of the Pope. I read a comment that Michaels said that Kanye would get more clicks than Ariana Grande, who backed out of performing. I am bothered by his disregard for his African American and Latinx staff and viewers. I think that Kanye should not be given a further platform to spew his hateful, ignorant, and harmful views.

  22. HK9 says:

    I had no idea all of this had happened. I just saw pics of him performing in a Perrier bottle costume, and then saw the magna hat, said to myself ‘He’s crazy as f-ck’ and left it at that. (And I’m not blaming this on his mental illness either-this is him.)

    • Pandy says:

      I watched the show but did a fast forward when I saw him come out in a ketchup bottle (or whatever) costume … then tried to watch his second song, but the opening line by the girl was sung before she realized she missed her first line … so not live, not interesting, not a very good song at all. Looking forward to the divorce headlines!

  23. Ennie says:

    Stolen from a tweet: who could have thought that the dumbest Kardashian would’ve Kanye West?
    I agree, and it is not blocking his views, it is that his vuews are too harmful.

  24. Millenial says:

    Kim was at SNL with North and Instagramming his performances until… this one.

    Girl, it is time to go. You hitched your wagon to the wrong horse, but it’s not too late.

    • Pandy says:

      While I’m looking forward to the divorce, I want them to stay together so she has to put up with him making them look even more stoopid by association!

  25. Kittycat says:


    I feel at this point anyone in his presence is contributing to his downfall.

    It’s clear he has serious issues that will only end badly for him.

  26. Tessa Squire says:

    Wasn’t his father a prominent black panther?
    Must be turning in his grave.
    I did think Kantye was in the throws of mental illness but it doesn’t look like it in the film. I think he’s just a twat

    • Tiffany says:

      Yes, his father was a former Black Panther and then went on the be a war photojournalist/photographer.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Ray West is still alive.

    • Cranbee says:

      If his father was so successful why in Kanye so uneducated and ignorant?

      I don’t automatically equate education with intelligence. One doesn’t have to be formally educated to be intelligent and informed. Just as not everybody that has gone to college is informed or capable of critical analysis.

      Still Kanye’s (willful ?) ignorance is beyond these generalized boundaries.

  27. CheckThatPrivilege says:

    Why on earth did SNL have this self-absorbed fool on to begin with? Why anyone except Trumpistans would hire him for anything these days is beyond me.

  28. Andrea1 says:

    Are you all surprised Kanye has always been this way and it’s been made worse cos he keeps getting the platform that enables him to keep doing that and thinking people actually love him.
    It’s no surprise Beyonce and Jay-Z cut off from this disgusting punk!

    • Tiffany says:

      Andrea, I really think this has everything to do with them. Bey is out her with scholarships for students to attend HBCU’s and all other support/money for black people and it is bring her a ton of goodwill and attention. Jay is getting the residuals of that goodwill and Ye is jealous as all get out. He really needs to stop thinking that those two are going to fail. They are too big to fail.

    • Tia says:

      He recently said he’s collaborating with Jay on a follow up to their 2011 album. If he does I swear I will cancel Jay too. People like him legend and chance needs to walk the walk. They keep making excuses for him, meanwhile the black community that’s supported all their asses since day one is at risk because their buddy is out their legitimating white supremacists.

      • Andrea1 says:

        Jay-Z best stay away from Kanye if he knows what’s good for him. Hell everyone should stay away from Kanye else they’ll crash and burn with him

  29. Mrs. Peel says:


  30. dumbledork says:

    Why didn’t people cancel this douchebag when he took the likeness of multiple women and made naked statues of them without their permission and turned it into an art show? His stupid wife stood by and smiled. People still supported him and his “art”. Newsflash, a lot of smart people have canceled this guy and his wife a long time ago.

    • .... says:

      No smart person was ever into this guy and his wife. Period.

    • kelsey says:

      Agreed. That was disgusting and Kim was egging him on all the way.

      Same with coaxing Pusha T to put the photo of Whitney Houston on his CD. Bobby Brown has already said if he ever sees Kanye in person that Kanye is going to catch hands. I’m no fan of Bobby Brown but a part of me wishes it would happen.

  31. Tia says:

    I cancelled him years ago. Haven streamed or listened to anything he does since yeezus. He obviously believes some of this, but he also does it cynically for attention every time he has something new to promote.
    Btw his shoes are manufactured in China by cheap Chinese labour so he can stop blabbing about American jobs.

  32. Bailie says:

    What Kanye West gets away with is truly astonishing and deeply, deeply disturbing to me.
    It reminds of me so much of what our dear leader the NAZI TRUMP got away with during his candidacy. How anybody supports either of these narcissist bullies is really beyond my understanding. But sure people will still buy Kanye’s music, because he is a GENIUS and the deplorables will still support Nazi Trump and his hate, because they see themselves in him.
    Good luck to all of us, we did it to ourselves and it seems that we haven’t learned a thing!

  33. Jessica says:


  34. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    It frustrates me when people say he is mentally ill or needs to take his meds. I think there can be people who are genuinely ignorant, uneducated, and narcissistic and mental illness isn’t the cause. He believes his own hype not realizing he comes off as such a tool.

  35. Wood Dragon says:

    SNL should bring on bands like The Mavericks. They’re really good and They’re fun.

  36. MSat says:

    The irony of posting this from the comfort of his private jet.. F–k you, Kanye.

  37. Barcelona says:

    KANYE WEST is a despicable human being and a disgrace to the human race, just like TRUMP.
    He supports the ORANGE FASCIST TRUMP, because he sees himself in him.
    They seem to share many, many personality trades.
    Both are cancelled in my book long time ago, I would never spend ONE CENT on anything that either promotes, creates or supports. I VOTE WITH MY DOLLAR!
    I don’t just vote at election time.

  38. judith reeder says:

    I have never listened to any of his music, I have always thought he was an arrogant a–w-pe.. I thought the show he put on was horrible. he actually thinks hes important!!!

  39. Jen says:

    He’s awful. Kim will do something to get attention soon to detract from his antics.

  40. LoveBug says:

    I can’t stand this pompous Kanye West as*hat.
    The big GENIUS, go away and read a bit, get some books and most importantly PLEASE get your head out of your own as*.

  41. Ramona Q. says:

    The Perrier and Fuji water bottle costumes were cute and funny though.

  42. hogtowngooner says:

    OMG and of course the Deplorables on Twitter were whining that his rant wasn’t televised… at 1am, when the show goes off the air and the next program comes on. Because if someone doesn’t do what you want whenever you want them to do it, it must be some kind of Democrat conspiracy theory designed to silence conservatives. Idiots.

    Kanye’s a jackass who thinks just because he says outrageous, contrarian shit, that he’s smarter than everyone else. This from the “proud non-reader of books.” Anti-intellectualism disguised as debate has been the undoing of this country.

  43. someone says:

    “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”

    I don’t think he was ignorant. I think he rushes to speak before makinghimself clear.Knowing his audience, he needs to be careful. This is verbatim from the 13th.amendment. I didn’t know this,to my shame. If all this does, Ihope, is it brings attention to the slavery of prisoners.

    • another someone says:

      I totally agree with you. Which proves three things.

      First, Kanye is not a genius. He is barely coherent nor articulate. A smart person will not have trouble expressing himself using the simplest words to be understood. Yet, Kanye always backtracks and explains whatever it is he said. Probably to say that he’s being misunderstood as his brain and thinking is far too fast and advanced for the common, non-genius folk. And geniuses like him would know what he meant immediately.

      Second, he’s clearly doing this for shock value. To be talked about. Remember, he very recently said that slavery was a choice. Then he explained himself. On the heels of that, to say abolish the 13th Ammendent? Only to say afterward that he meant amend? Of course, only stupid people would make the same mistake twice in such a short time. But being the genius that Kanye is – he could only be doing this deliberately.

      Third, given that he’s doing this deliberately for shock value, for the attention, makes him a very reprehensible person. For him its all about being talked about, for shits & giggles. But for this very statement that he made, candace owens called him “the bravest man in america” and racists refer to him as the “rare good black person”. Will there be explanations for these praises for kanye? You know, some way to make those statements more palatable. He obviously does not care about the impact and consequences of his statements and people should stop trying to excuse him.

  44. Tuntmore says:

    Kanye has bipolar disorder, which when untreated (or when treated incorrectly, such as by taking antidepressants instead of mood stabilizers) will get worse with age. Manic phases can jump right up into psychosis. It’s pretty obvious he’s not taking care of himself. I’m not defending his character (I don’t know the man and don’t know if he truly believes this stuff or if he’s trying to provoke attention or what), but regardless of what he believes politically, it’s pretty apparent that he needs a Britney Spears style intervention.

    Yes, what he’s been saying is deplorable and people have every right to speak out against and to him. Ignorance should be fought.

    But like others here have said, does that mean music fans should necessarily “cancel” his music out of their lives? Do you still listen to John Lennon, who was a raging, violent misogynist (who also wrote songs about being a raging, violent misogynist)? That seems like more of a personal choice to m

    • As says:

      @ Tuntmore :

      It is a personal choice, I would never ever even think about telling anyone what music they can or should listen to, what artists or products to support financially and or otherwise.
      I wish no harm to Kanye West, but I literally can not stand him, his massive ego is very, very unappealing to me and this was way before TRUMP run for office and before Kanye West decided to voice his support for the MALIGNANT NAZI PRESIDENTE.
      I absolutely do not care about Kanye’s music or how he tries shove down everybody’s throat his ” GENIUS “.
      To me character matters very much and that’s why I happily voted for President Obama both times, I didn’t always agree with him on everything, but I always to this day have respect for him.
      He seems like a man of integrity, intelligence, grace, respect and kindness and it’s even more apparent to me after the ORANGE FASCIST got into office.
      And yes, I do not listen to John Lennon and many others.
      I don’t just vote at election time, I vote with my $$$ too.

    • CairinaCat says:

      Blaming this in ANY way on bipolar or mental illness is complete CR@P
      I’m severely bipolar, and have been manic plenty of times. Having to go in the hospital type mania.
      I have friends that are, siblings that are, kids that are.
      You know what?? Non of us spew racist cr@p because non of us are racists.

      Being mentally ill DOES NOT make you a racist, or change your base personality.

      • minnie mouse says:

        Carina Cat

        You are totally right mental illness does not make you racist.

        But for Kanye being a butt kissing Trump loyalist makes him a brainless nut

  45. anp says:

    Kanye problem is he married Kim and is he with her miserable.

  46. minnie mouse says:

    Three Words—one sick puppy!!!

  47. Philo says:

    It’s funny that he said he took the MAGA cap and redesigned it for himself (I believe he also claimed he was appropriating the meaning as well?) but it actually has ended up looking far worse that any baseball cap I’ve seen on just about anyone.

    • jwoolman says:

      I wonder if he realizes that the great America Trump & Friends want again is the America of all-white tv, all-white neighborhoods and housing discrimination to keep them that way, racial segregation even in Washington DC, all-white male Congress, women (including his mother) and minorities (including his mother) kept out of higher education and higher paying jobs etc. The America that wouldn’t have allowed Kanye to get beyond black communities.

  48. jwoolman says:

    Kanye might believe the same things without the mental disorders. But the mania probably makes it easier for him to express those thoughts in public and at the same time to think he’s a persecuted super genius for saying them. A more rational person might realize that he would alienate some of his market and stifle himself.

  49. jay says:

    who knew chris evans was smart.

  50. SM says:

    Got to agree with Captain America. I am not sure thre is anything more maddening than this stupidity which is being presented by ignorant narcissists as a virtue and some genius that is being missunderstood.
    On another note – how long till Kim/Kanye divorce?

  51. rottenflower says:

    “We will no longer outsource to other countries” as he wears his made-in-China MAGA cap.

    Gahf*ckyerself, Ye.